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Succession

The rules of or process by which a person goes about filling a role previously held by another person. In estates, succession determines who owns the property of the decedent, with everything going to the next of kin in the absence of a will. In business, succession is the process by which one employee, especially a major executive like the CEO, is replaced by another person. In determining succession, a board of directors ought to exercise caution to ensure that an executive is not only competent, but also does not bring any conflicts of interest to the company.
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We were particularly interested in the impact of bush honeysuckle not only as a substrate, but also as a component of the early successional landscape; therefore, we included both nesting substrate and the percent cover of Morrow's Honeysuckle surrounding each nest in the model.
Communities were merged into demutational ranks and assigned to certain types of successional systems.
Our evaluation highlights the fact that restoration can hasten the reestablishment of ecological functions following clearance of forest within the tropical dry forests, because the restored site was 8 years younger than the successional site.
Some exotic shrubs, such as Lonicera maackii and Rosa multiflora, grow so densely that large areas of the site, such as the young successional woodlands north of Medford Drain and the younger slope woodlands in the southwest quadrant, have little or no other shrubs or herbaceous ground cover.
Forests in early successional stages are particularly vulnerable to typhoon damage and, as a result, often exhibit sparseness.
Then the team developed strategies that targeted the ecological processes contributing to the successional dynamics at each site.
potentially killing eggs) and the long-term benefits of maintaining early successional oak savanna and the butterfly's host-plant.
In salt marshes, management practices leading to younger successional stages (like sheep grazing and mowing) are known to favor some halophilic species of high interest (Zulka et al.
Early successional species such as brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater) and yellow-breasted chats (Icteria virens) might be expected to occur more frequently in areas heavily disturbed by military training or by forestry practices that create forest openings and increase edge (2, 3).
Make successional sowings to keep up a constant supply of fresh produce.
The other was located upland in a portion of the study area that had been pasture in the past and is in successional re-establishment of forest.