the number of different species in a community
Abundance of individuals within each species contained in a community.
a pattern of species distribution in which larger areas contain more species than smaller areas do
A gradual process of change and replacement in a community.
succession that begins in an area that previously did not support life
the process by which one community replaces another community that has been partially or totally destroyed
a species that colonizes the uninhabited area and that starts an ecological cycle in which many other species become established