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Climax Commumity
Final, stable community that forms when land is left undisturbed
Succesion
Is a regular pattern of changes over time in the types of species in a community.
Pioneer
The first organisms to colonize any newly available area and start the process of succession
Perennial
Then taller plants such as perennial grasses, move in.
Secondary Succession
Pattern of change in area where an ecosystem has previously exsited
Primary Succession
Succession that occurs in area where no ecosystem has exsited previously
Examples of secondary succession
secondary succession is old-field succession, which occurs when farm land is abandoned
Examples of primary succession
For example and in areas exposed when a glacier retreats