Just wanted to confirm, as I think there is a mistake in the book...
during succession there is competition between the pioneer species and long lived species, and the pioneer species is outcompeted during stablisation so the final community of organisms who survive is the climax community.
example being algae and lichen on rocks are a pioneer community which are outcompeted by mosses and fern when the rock erodes so the climax community of mosses and ferns 'replace' the aglae and lichen?
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biology a2 -succession watch
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- 16-03-2013 12:26
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- 16-03-2013 14:56
yup Mosses and ferns are gradually replaced by shrubs, then woody trees which represent the true, stable climax community