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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.
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All of the study area is within Yukon's Northern Cordilleran Boreal ecoclimatic region, where serai Populus tremuloides (trembling aspen) and successionally more mature P.
In 1983-1984, the TS plot may have been successionally more advanced with lower light levels than the MLBS plot, because individual trees had a larger basal area and Acer pensylvanicum (a shade tolerant understory tree) was already more abundant in the TS plot than on the MLBS plot (Tables 1 and 2).
Sow dill in tubs or windowboxes outside in late spring and if you sow successionally through to June, you will be harvesting a fresh crop of leaves into August ?
Damage Keep direct sowing outdoors successionally, one batch in mid-May and another in early June, to extend the flowering season.
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In this paper, we revisit the relative importance of resource competition and microenvironmental modification in a field study of the effects of early-successional colonizers on seedlings of two successionally dominant trees following fire in an Alaskan boreal forest.