climax community


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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]
(ecology)
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Geographical and vegetation characteristics at different succession stages in the Ziwuling Forest Region of the Loess Plateau Afs, Abandoned farmland stage; Hs, herbaceous community stage; Ss, shrub community stage; Pas, pioneering arbour community stage; Mfs, mixed forest community stage; Cs, climax community stage.
The typical climax community was Neolitsea chuii community, dominated by Neolitsea, Lithocarpus, Castanopsis, and Schima.
This process results in the climax community. Primary succession and secondary succession have different points of origin but proceed in a parallel manner.