How it occurs
The plants themselves (biotic components) cause succession to occur.
- Light captured by leaves
- Production of detritus
- Water and nutrient uptake
- Nitrogen fixation
- anthropogenic climate change
These aspects lead to a gradual ecological change in a particular spot of land, known as a progression of inhabiting species. Autogenic succession can be viewed as a secondary succession because of pre-existing plant life.
- Improvement of site factors like increased organic matter
- Hinders species or growth
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