primary succession

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primary succession(prisere) A succession initiated on a newly produced bare area (e.g. following glaciation, major earth movements, or a newly formed riverbank). Since no living remnants of a previously existing community are present, successional stages and interactions of the plants and the physical environment are usually fairly clear, at least initially. Compare secondary succession.

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primary succession (prisere) A succession initated on a newly produced bare area, e.g. following glaciation or major earth movements. Since no living remnants of a previously existing community are present, successional stages and interactions of plants and the physical environment are usually fairly clear; at least initially. Compare SECONDARY SUCCESSION.