secondary succession


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secondary succession

any SUCCESSION of plants that arises after the clearing of the original vegetation by, for example, burning.
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Preferential adoption and the choice of management strategy will determine the predominance of advanced, intermediate, or initial stages of secondary succession combined with and subsequent to agricultural fields.
nitrous oxide, nitric oxide and methane under secondary succession of
Species replacement during early secondary succession: the abrupt decline of a winter annual.
The present study aimed to assess the effect of the Atlantic Forest secondary succession on the structure and composition of the soil fauna community in Itaborai, Rio de Janeiro.
This is a study of density and composition of species found in the seed bank of a secondary forest on pasture abandoned for 10 years, to observe (1) changes in density, richness, diversity, and composition of species during secondary succession of abandoned pastures, and (2) implications of such changes for the forest recovery process.
Consequently, this study examined the species composition of a mature brushland, a replanted site and an unaided secondary succession site (hereafter fallow field) at one locale in the LRGV.
Five of these families are of pioneers and two are of late secondary succession species.
Invasion of trees in secondary succession on the New Jersey Piedmont.
where [TAGB.sub.t] = TAGB at a given time following site abandonment; [TAGB.sub.max] = the potential maximum of TAGB; t = the period of secondary succession or the age of a given secondary forest; b1 and b2 are parameters controlling the rate of mean annual ABA and the inflection point of the accumulation curve, respectively.
A sound understanding of primary succession may be important for promoting recovery of degraded ecosystems (Cairns 1980), which can be more similar to primary than to secondary succession (Tilman 1988), and for predicting patterns of forest migration during periods of future climate change (Davis 1989).