Is ecological succession predictable? : Theory and applications

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Abstract

A literature study is presented on the predictability of ecological succession. Both equilibrium and nonequilibrium theories are discussed in relation to competition between, and co-existence of species. The consequences for conservation management are outlined and a research agenda is proposed focusing on a nonequilibrium view of ecosystem functioning. Applications are presented for freshwater-; marine-; dune- and forest ecosystems.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherAlterra
Number of pages80
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Publication series

NameAlterra-report
PublisherAlterra
No.1277
ISSN (Print)1566-7197

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conservation management
forest ecosystem
coexistence
dune
ecosystem
literature study

Keywords

  • plant succession
  • ecosystems
  • prediction
  • nature conservation
  • ecological disturbance
  • biological competition
  • equilibrium

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Kramer, K. ; Brinkman, B. ; Kuiters, L. ; Verdonschot, P.F.M. / Is ecological succession predictable? : Theory and applications. Wageningen : Alterra, 2005. 80 p. (Alterra-report; 1277).
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Is ecological succession predictable? : Theory and applications. / Kramer, K.; Brinkman, B.; Kuiters, L.; Verdonschot, P.F.M.

Wageningen : Alterra, 2005. 80 p. (Alterra-report; No. 1277).

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Kramer K, Brinkman B, Kuiters L, Verdonschot PFM. Is ecological succession predictable? : Theory and applications. Wageningen: Alterra, 2005. 80 p. (Alterra-report; 1277).