Which among the following is the correct order of predictable and orderly changes in the composition or structure of an ecological community over a period of time?
The ecological succession refers to more or less predictable and orderly changes in the composition or structure of an ecological community. Its various stages are:
- Nudation: Succession begins with the development of a bare site, called Nudation (disturbance).
- Migration: It refers to arrival of propagules.
- Ecesis: It involves establishment and initial growth of vegetation.
- Competition: As vegetation becomes well established, grow, and spread, various species begin to compete for space, light and
- Reaction: During this phase autogenic changes such as the buildup of humus affect the habitat, and one plant community replaces
- Stabilization: A supposedly stable climax community forms. (wikipedia)
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