Allogenic succession

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In ecology, allogenic succession is succession driven by the abiotic components of an ecosystem.[1] In contrast, autogenic succession is driven by the biotic components of the ecosystem.[1] An allogenic succession can be brought about in a number of ways which can include:

Allogenic succession can happen on a time scale that is proportionate with the disturbance. For example, allogenic succession that is the result of climate change can happen over thousands of years. [3]

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  1. ^ a b Martin, Elizabeth; Hine, Robert (2008). "Succession". A Dictionary of Biology (6th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-920462-5. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  2. ^ 9(i) Plant Succession
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