disclimax


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disclimax

[dis′klī·maks]
(ecology)
A climax community that includes foreign species following a disturbance of the natural climax by humans or domestic animals. Also known as disturbance climax.
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The authors based this conclusion on characteristics of the habitat of Cnemidophorus such as marginal, disclimax, ecotonal, or perpetually disturbed - characteristics resembling those frequently associated with many opportunistic weedy plants (Baker 1965, Gray 1973).
Fernlands are a disclimax vegetative community consisting of mainly tuanu'e (Dicranopteris linearis).
It was not interpreted by them as a natural community, but rather as either a disclimax or seral plant assemblage.
The climax or disclimax make-up of these plant associations are unknown as it is probable that every hectare on the refuge (except recent accretions from the river) has been affected by grazing or farming before the creation of the refuge in 1940.