A hierarchical consideration of causes and mechanisms of succession

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Questions of successional pattern and causality have been central concerns in vegetation ecology. In this paper we address the limits of the overextended models of Connell and Slatyer by discussing problems encountered in field tests. To help prevent such problems, we define the essential concepts needed to understand succession: pathway, cause, mechanism… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00038691

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