Succession Area

Succession area: an area that is left for some time to plant species that establish themselves by themselves.

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On this so-called successional area, it is possible to observe over the years the succession of typical communities of species in a habitat such as this newly established area. The temporal or spatial sequence of species communities can be influenced by factors such as climate in a characteristic way.

In the initial colonisation phase, for example, pioneer species with low biomass such as lichens and mosses are found. Thus, the sum of the interactions between species and between species and their environment can form a spatial and temporal mosaic of different species communities. An area for new discoveries!