Testing the assumptions of chronosequences in succession.

@article{Johnson2008TestingTA,
  title={Testing the assumptions of chronosequences in succession.},
  author={Edward A. Johnson and Kiyoko Miyanishi},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  year={2008},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={
          419-31
        }
}
Many introductory ecology textbooks illustrate succession, at least in part, by using certain classic studies (e.g. sand dunes, ponds/bogs, glacial till, and old fields) that substituted space for time (chronosequence) in determining the sequences of the succession. [] Key Method To show the problem with chronosequence-based studies in general, we review evidence from studies that used non-chronosequence methods (such as long-term study of permanent plots, palynology, and stand reconstruction) to test the…

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