fire disclimax

fire disclimax

[′fīr dis′klī‚maks]
(ecology)
A community that is perpetually maintained at an early stage of succession through recurrent destruction by fire followed by regeneration.
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An example of one such process is fire, which in savanna biomes of Africa, Australia, and South America changes plant succession from a 'fireless climax' to a 'fire disclimax'.