from The Century Dictionary.
- Relating to succession; implying succession; existing in succession; consecutive: as, “successional tooth,”
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- adjective Of or pertaining to a succession; existing in a regular order; consecutive.
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- adjective Of, related to or caused by
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As a result only 5% of the original habitat remains, much of which is in successional stages.
The impact of sheep grazing on long-term successional trends in salt desert shrub vegetation in southwestern Utah
The eroded landslides and associated gorges have given rise to successional plant communities, with major tracts of primary and secondary forests covering most of the terrain.
Some locales have very dense successional stages resulting from storm damage.
Put your efforts into successional sowing of lettuce and salad leaves.
Carbon trace gas fluxes along a successional gradient in the Hudson Bay lowland.
Unless other factors (e.g., herbivore pressure or a lack of microsites for successful seedling establishment) exclude them, these species are likely to extend into the Arctic rapidly, forming transient ecosystems that will persist until the arrival of the more slowly expanding late-successional boreal species.
Like the Appalachian cove forests, tulip poplar dominates early successional communities, at least in the southern ridge.
They also found that the mycorrhizal fungi associated with the roots of the experimental trees differed; those grown in elevated CO2 levels were late successional species, while those grown in ambient CO2 levels were the early successional species.
Does the work of Rey and Jarvis  imply that more attention needs to be given to protecting the early successional mycorrhizal species?