hydrosere
noun Date: 1920 an ecological sere originating in an aquatic habitat

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  • Hydrosère — Une hydrosère est la succession végétale qui se produit dans un lac d eau douce. Avec le temps, un espace ouvert d eau douce comme un lac va naturellement se combler et devenir à terme une forêt. Au cours de ce changement, qui prend des centaines …   Wikipédia en Français

  • hydrosere — n. [Gr. hydor, water; serere, to join] A sere originating in water; see lithosere, xerosere …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • hydrosere — /huy dreuh sear /, n. Ecol. a sere originating in water. [1925 30; HYDRO 1 + SERE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • hydrosere —   a freshwater environment in which primary plant succession takes place …   Geography glossary

  • hydrosere — hy·dro·sere …   English syllables

  • hydrosere — /ˈhaɪdroʊsɪə/ (say huydrohsear) noun Ecology a sere starting in an aquatic habitat. {hydro 1 + sere2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • hydrosere — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ˌ noun : an ecological sere originating in an aquatic habitat * * * /huy dreuh sear /, n. Ecol. a sere originating in water. [1925 30; HYDRO 1 + SERE2] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ecological succession — Succession after disturbance: a boreal forest one (left) and two years (right) after a wildfire. Ecological succession, is the phenomenon or process by which a community progressively transforms itself until a stable community is formed. It is a… …   Wikipedia

  • Seral community — A seral community (or sere) is an intermediate stage found in ecological succession in an ecosystem advancing towards its climax community. An example of seral communities in secondary succession is a recently logged coniferous forest; during the …   Wikipedia

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