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.
|Place of Publication||Wageningen|
|Number of pages||80|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
- plant succession
- nature conservation
- ecological disturbance
- biological competition