Hydrarch Succession

A hydrarch succession is a form of plant succession that starts out in shallow water and eventually culminates in a forest. Usually, these types of successions are most likely to begin on shallow ponds, lakes and other water bodies. As with other types of plant successions, there are stages – four to be precise. Aquatic plants are submerged in deeper water. Bulrushes, cattails and other similar plants get rooted in the mud of shallow water. Willow thickets emerge along the shorelines. And eventually, conifer forests emerge in the drier soils above the willow thickets.

Hydrarch is also referred to as Hydrosere. It is the primary succession, developing in an aquatic environment such as ponds and lakes. This leads to the conversion of water bodies and their communities into land communities.

Also Read: Ecological succession

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Frequently Asked Questions on Hydrarch Succession

What is Hydrarch Succession?

A hydrarch succession is a form of plant succession that starts out in shallow water and eventually culminates in a forest

Hydrarch succession is primary or secondary succession?

Hydrarch is primary succession developing in aquatic environments such as ponds and lakes.

 

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