hydrosere


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Related to hydrosere: Halosere, xerosere, Psammosere

hydrosere

[′hī·drə‚sir]
(ecology)
Community in which the pioneer plants invade open water, eventually forming some kind of soil such as peat or muck.
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Analysis of extant vegetation, along with the consideration of the palaeoecological data presented by Swinehart & Parker (2000), revealed an apparent hydrosere that begins with a lake or pond and ends with a forested peatland.