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Related to climax community: Primary succession, carbon cycle, ecological succession, Secondary succession
climax community:see ecologyecology,
study of the relationships of organisms to their physical environment and to one another. The study of an individual organism or a single species is termed autecology; the study of groups of organisms is called synecology.
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climax community[′klī‚maks kə‚myü·nə·dē]
The final stage in ecological succession in which a relatively constant environment is reached and species composition no longer changes in a directional fashion, but fluctuates about some mean, or average, community composition.
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