An ecological succession begins when barren land is colonized by pioneer species. The process occurs in multiple steps, described in this post.
What is a climax community? Climax community the final community in the process of ecological succession. The climax community is expected to be in equilibrium with local environmental conditions and is considered stable. This stage of ecological succession has been the object of much scrutiny and attention from […]
The concept of ecological succession is fundamental to ecological studies. It explains how the composition of species (the community) in an area gradually change over time, along with changes in physical characteristics of the environment.