In other cases, such as Studland Heath in Dorset, England, the management agency prevents the climax community (in this case trees) becoming established. At Studland the aim is to keep the area as heathland, so that the small reptiles that inhabit the dune system continue to survive. If the area is allowed to develop naturally into woodland, the reptiles would be replaced by other species of animals.
A plant community that is permanently prevented from reaching its climax state by human activity
Where human activity has arrested and altered the natural succession and the ensuing vegetation is maintained through management, the resultant community is said to be a plagioclimax.
What determines emergence and net recruitment in an early succession plant community? Disentangling biotic and abiotic effects.(Report)
Aug 01, 2008; Introduction Plant community recovery after total destruction of above-ground vegetation is usually followed by single species...
Plant community dynamics in one meter plots surrounding the western prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera praeclara) over a three-year period.(COMMUNICATIONS--UNDERGRADUATE)
Apr 01, 2007; The western prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera praeclara) is North Dakota's only federally listed threatened plant. This plant...