Succession: Similarities of Species Turnover Rates

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Science  29 Jun 1973:
Vol. 180, Issue 4093, pp. 1379-1381
DOI: 10.1126/science.180.4093.1379


The rate coefficients for species turnover (the proportion of species lost per unit time) for successional communities decrease as the communities approach some equilibrium state. This observation makes it possible to determine the parameters of a two-parameter model which quantifies the time variation of successional changes in the second derivative.

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