• ECOLOGY OF POPULATION
    BIOLOGY

    ECOLOGY OF POPULATION

    ECOLOGICAL SUCCESSION Ecological succession is defined as the orderly series of changes occuring in plants and animals or microbial communities over a period of time, resulting in the establishment of a final, stable and climax community. In other words, this is the orderly series of changes occuring in plant communities over a given period of time, until a stable/climax community is established. It usually commences in a newly formed open/barren habitat/abandoned farmland, which is usually asa result of human activities/natural disasters/catastrophies. The pioneer/primary colonizers have short life cycles’ span, which get replaced by other plants which thus derive nutrients from their remains. These latter secondary colonizers have longer life cycles/span.…

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