Models of Succession

Tolerance Model Succession

Clements 1916 noted that comparison of successional stages is less useful than is understanding of processes affecting the transitions from one sere to another. Nevertheless, few studies have continued over sufficient periods to evaluate the mechanism s producing successional transitions. Rather, a number of nonmutually-exclusive models, all of which may affect particular transitions to varying degrees, have been proposed and debated widely e.g., Connell and Slatyer 1977, H. Horn 1981, Mcintosh...