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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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Each species' successional position (defined as the successional year of peak cover) was extracted from the BSS data following Meiners (2007).
In pristine environments, early successional habitats are relatively scarce and only cover a small area of the total environment, but human processes have changed their dynamics and characteristics.
The model constructed was developed using criteria that characterize the successional stages of forest formation in the Atlantic Forest of Sao Paulo state, established by CONAMA Resolution #01/1994.
Like the universal legatee, the legatee under universal title is entitled, under article 1058 Civil Code, to the fruits of successional assets from the moment he requested the writ of possession or since it was handed over to him voluntarily.
For the present study, four Atlantic Forest forest fragments in different successional stages (FF1, FF2, FF3 and FF4) and four abandoned pasture areas (AP1, AP2, AP3 and AP4) were selected (Figure 1).
Chestnut-sided warblers (Setophaga pensylvanica) breed in early successional deciduous forests in the northeastern United States (Byers et al.
In general, plants closest to the active channel are usually younger, recently established woody vegetation (i.e., early successional species; Scott et al., 1997).
In forest successional processes, especially in the late successional stages, trees play a more important role than pioneer species in ameliorating soil structure, with consequent impacts on changing [K.sub.s] down the soil profile (Li and Shao 2006).
But at the second site, the team determined that "species performance" was the successional process dominating plant establishment and survival, since the native plants at the site were outnumbered by their invasive neighbors.
Fort Drum is dominated by early successional forest (aspen, birch, cherry) of varying ages; Partridge Run exhibits older, later successional forest (elm, ash, maple) with some thick coverts and overgrown apple orchards.
Based on all 20 species, 10 (50%) are considered early successional species by many authorities.