American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Ecology A climax community that has been disturbed by various influences, especially by humans and domestic animals, such as a grassland community that has been altered to desert by overgrazing.
- n. US plagioclimax
“Although sagebrush now dominates this zone, it may not represent climax growth, but rather a disclimax produced by overgrazing.”
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