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succession

the progression from initial colonization of an area by organisms to the CLIMAX population. The term usually refers to plants and in England the climax vegetation is oak woodland.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Wasps fought back with five goals in quick succession as Dunn continued her fine shooting display to close the gap to 13.
However, both players were then dismissed in quick succession, giving rise to concern that Pakistan might once again fumble the chase, despite having come so far.
OCCURRENCE of earthquakes in quick succession within a month has raised concerns over the preparedness, especially in areas prone to experiencing more damage and impact of the tremors.
After a solid 53-run opening stand, Bangalore lost Tillakaratne Dilshan, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in quick succession to bring Royals back in the game.
Summary: At least ten people have been killed in southeast Spain after two earthquakes struck the region in quick succession.
Ryan Lowe then scored twice in quick succession to set up what looked set to be a tense finish, first converting from the spot after Lee Ridley brought down Andy Morrell in the box.
The two goals in quick succession were a body blow."
Half-an-hour later, after four minutes of stoppage time that enhanced nobody's afternoon, referee James Linington disturbed the pea in his whistle three times in quick succession and everybody went home.
Thirsk netted twice within the first 15 minutes of the second half and the 75th minute saw them score two more in quick succession.
Summary: A pair of roadside bombs went off in quick succession during the morning rush hour in east Baghdad on Tuesday, killing three people and injuring 14 others, police and hospital officials said.
The drama-level rose as the TV referee was called into action twice in quick succession.
On Friday, eight bombs exploded in quick succession in the southern information technology city of Bangalore, killing at least one person and wounding six others.