Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ecological_succession

1 sense of ecological succession

Sense 1
succession, ecological succession -- ((ecology) the gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one community by another until a stable climax is established)
       => natural process, natural action, action, activity -- (a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity")

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