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pioneer species

The first members of a population to arrive in a new area, usually a bare, barren, uncolonized or disturbed environment. Pioneer species begin the process of ecological succession and are usually replaced by successional species.
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  • pioneer plant species
  • pioneer plants
  • pioneer tree species
  • pioneer trees
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