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successional

/suc·ces·sion·al/ (suk-sesh´un'l) pertaining to that which follows in order or sequence.
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We developed a population model to determine differences in Field Sparrows' population growth (A) in early successional habitat based on nesting substrate and shrub density.
Communities of these sites, originating from the Raifa spruce-pine moss forests in the NTC of primary valley slopes composed of fluvioglacial sands and sandy loams belong to successional system of spruce-oak-linden nemoral forests.
Herbivory in complex and simple tropical successional ecosystems.
For example, the majority of the northern half of the site (north of Medford Drain) was agricultural field until about 25-30 years ago, and has since been covered by the young successional woodland (Graham, Wapehani Girl Scouts Camp Munsee, Pers.
As a result, secondary forests are gradually recovering through natural successional processes in the humid subtropical region of eastern China (Wang et al.
When we pick and choose how to support site-specific succession processes by repairing or replacing those processes, we can significantly enhance traditional successional restoration," Sheley says.
For the past several years, each treatment had been rotated within each site; this also represented a chronological order of succession with burned areas (0 years since burn) and mowed areas (1-2 years since burn) being early successional while the unmanaged areas had been left unburned for [greater than or equal to] 4 years.
Although these results need to be confirmed by a long-term survey, they argue for maintaining a maximum of successional stages in salt marshes as they increase the diversity of halophilic spiders.
One group includes associates of early successional and pine-grassland habitats.
Pre-harve st importance values showed the remaining 33 sampling points on the transect to be successional forest dominated by sugar maples, red elm, hackberry, chestnut oak and basswood with red elm, staph tree, paw paw, hackberry and ash showing the greatest seedling densities.
In addition to these analyses, a common method, which both mimics these studies at a smaller scale and identifies specific resources to which plants respond, has been to manufacture small-scale gradients experimentally and examine how successional mechanisms vary over them.
Manipulation of successional changes in desirable plant communities is one such avenue of research.