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Ecological Succession

Posted on : 15 Feb 2020

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  • An important characteristic of all communities is that composition and structure constantly change orderly and sequentially in response to the changing environmental conditions.
  • This gradual and fairly predictable change in the species composition of a given area is called ecological succession.
  • Ecological Succession finally leads to an establishment of a relatively stable community that is in near equilibrium with the environment and is called the climax community.
  • The entire sequences of communities that successively change in a given area are called seres.
  • The individual transitional communities are called seral stages or seral communities.
  • In the successive seral stages, there is a change in the diversity of species of organisms, increase in the number of species and organisms as well as an increase in the total biomass.

Article Related Questions

  1. With reference to ecological succession, the term seres refer to:

  2. 1.The entire sequence of communities that successively change in a given area

    2.A stable community in near equilibrium with the environment

    3.Species that invade a bare area

    4.The plant species that have adapted to survive in dry conditions

    Right Ans : The entire sequence of communities that successively change in a given area

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