Definition of Ecological succession
1. Noun. (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.
Category relationships: Bionomics, Ecology, Environmental Science
Generic synonyms: Action, Activity, Natural Action, Natural Process
Lexicographical Neighbors of Ecological Succession
Literary usage of Ecological succession
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1912)
"1 The following errata appeared in the preceding paper, " ecological succession —IV.," Vol. XXIII., pp. 59 to 99 of this journal: Page 66, Table I.: for Let ..."
2. Bulletin of the Geographic Society of Chicago by Geographic Society of Chicago (1913)
"We speak of (fl) geological succession, (6) seasonal succession, and (c) ecological succession. a) Geological succession is primarily a succession of ..."
3. A Bibliography of Fishes by Bashford Dean, Eugene Willis Gudger, American Museum of Natural History, Arthur Wilbur Henn (1917)
"1884.1 Shelford, Victor E. ecological succession. ... 1911.2 - ecological succession. III. A reconnaissance of its causes in ponds with particular reference ..."
4. Michigan Bird Life: A List of All the Bird Species Known to Occur in the by Walter Bradford Barrows (1912)
"The ecological succession of Birds. Auk, XXV, 1908, 108-153. A large part of the material for this essay is supplied by observations of Michigan birds by ..."
5. Guide to the Study of Animal Ecology by Charles Christopher Adams (1913)
"The ecological succession of Birds. Ann. Rep. Mich. Geol. Surv. for 1908, pp. ... ecological succession. V. Aspects of Physiological Classification. Biol. ..."
6. The Geological Record Of Ecological Dynamics: Understanding The Biotic by National Academies Press (U.S.) (2005)
"Although ecological succession, one of the core concepts of ecology, is concerned with changes occurring over timescales of decades to millennia (Cowles, ..."
7. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1910)
"Part I, on Isle Royale as a Biotic Environment, and Part V, on the Ecological Succession of Birds, were prepared by Dr. Adams; Part II, on the Ecological ..."
8. Entomology, with Special Reference to Its Ecological Aspects by Justus Watson Folsom (1922)
"We speak of (a) geological succession, (b) seasonal succession, and (c) ecological succession." (Shelford.) Geological.—"Geological succession is primarily ..."