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immature capping - A soil crust that is bare of life and shows no sign of successional advancement, such as colonization by algae, lichens, or mosses. See physical soil crust.


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immature litter
Immature litter.

immature litter - Plant material on the soil surface which is clearly distinguishable from the soil. Compare mature litter.

Related terms: litter


invasive - When humans change ecosystem processes to strongly favor undesirable plants, we then blame these "weeds" for being invasive. Generally this happens when the succession level declines to the point where desirable plants have difficulty reproducing.



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Updated 1 November 2005
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