Succession

Replacement of one kind of community by another; the progressive changes in vegetation and animal life that may culminate in the climax.

succession

  1. a following of one thing after another in time
  2. a group of people or things arranged or following in order
  3. the action of following in order
  4. (ecology) the gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one community by another until a stable climax is established
  5. acquisition of property by descent or by will
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Succession

• (n.) The power or right of succeeding to the station or title of a father or other predecessor; the right to enter upon the office, rank, position, etc., held ny another; also, the entrance into the office, station, or rank of a predecessor; specifically, the succeeding, or right of succeeding, to a throne. • (n.) The person succeeding ...
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succession

(L: sub under/close to/ toward; cedere to yield/go) alternating populations of life forms after a large disturbance in the ecosystem. Fast growing organisms (opportunists like weeds), also reproduce fast while living short. They are well suited for occupying space rapidly. These organisms often change the environment (like soil) to prepare colonisa...
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Succession

(n) Succession is the inheritance of the property of the deceased by his legal inheritances as per the prevailing law, when the deceased person has not made a legal will distributing his / her property by any other means
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succession

1. The act of succeeding, or following after; a following of things in order of time or place, or a series of things so following; sequence; as, a succession of good crops; a succession of disasters. ... 2. A series of persons or things according to some established rule of precedence; as, a succession of kings, or of bishops; a succession of event...
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succession

noun acquisition of property by descent or by will
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Succession

[geology] In geology a succession is series of strata or rock units in chronological order. Rock successions can be seen in cross-sections through rock, for example in a road cutting or cliff. With sedimentary layers of rocks, newer units will be above older units. ...
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Succession

Suc·ces'sion noun [ Latin successio : confer French succession . See Succeed .] 1. The act of succeeding, or following after; a following of things in order of time or place, or a series of things so following; sequence; as, a succession of good crops; a success...
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Succession

A predictable ordering of a dominance of a species or groups of species following the opening of an environment to biological colonization
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Succession

A predictable ordering of a dominance of a species or groups of species following the opening of an
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Succession

A sequence of events coming one after the other in time; ecological succession refers to a more or less predictable change in the structure of an ecological community
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Succession

A series of dynamic changes by which one group of organisms succeeds another through stages leading to potential natural community or climax.
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Succession

Directional cumulative change in the types plant species that occupy a given area, through time.
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succession

In ecology, a series of changes that occur in the structure and composition of the vegetation in a given area from the time it is first colonized by plants (primary succession), or after it has been disturbed by fire, flood, or clearing (secondary succession). If allowed to proceed undisturbed, succe...
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succession

n. the statutory rules of inheritance of a dead person's estate when the property is not given by the terms of a will, also called laws of "descent and distribution."
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Succession

replacement of populations in a habitat through a regular progression to a stable state (climax) (Ricklefs 1970:880).
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Succession

replacement of populations in a habitat through a regular progression to a stable state (climax) (Ricklefs 1979:880).
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Succession

replacement of populations in a habitat through a regular progression to a stable state (climax) (Ricklefs 1979880).
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Succession

Sequence of plant communities that occur after disturbance (like clear cutting of trees or farming), and end in the region's dominant habitat type.
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Succession

Series of sedimentary rocks deposited in sequence
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succession

succession: see ecology.
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succession

the gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one community by another until a stable climax is established
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Succession

The gradual development of an ecosystem caused by changes in community composition.
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Succession

The more or less predictable changes in the composition of communities following a natural or human disturbance.
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