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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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.
Several of the understory brush species in plots 4, 5, and 6, such as brasil, coma, snake-eyes, coyotillo, guayacan, elbowbush, Berlandier wolfberry, and Texas ebony, are thought to be 'mature' woodland species because they are common on the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, which has remained undisturbed for more than 40 years, but former disclimax (flooding) or climax species are unknown.