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Term Pioneer plant
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The first plant to colonize a particular place, or which has been introduced by human beings in a place, thereby becoming one of the first inhabitants of a plant community. As a pioneer, it is more resistant to environmental changes and variations in its surroundings. Normally, it is a species that gives rise to a cycle of ecological succession of plants.

See ecological succession


Topic  BiodiversityForest resourcesUse / land cover