What occurs after a disturbance in primary succession?

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Sep 22, 2017

After a disturbance, pioneer species will arrive first.


After a disturbance in which the soil has been destroyed/removed, the pioneer species will arrive first. This is a key part of primary succession. Pioneer species are the species that are well-adapted to harsh conditions and contribute to soil formation, such as lichens and moss.

How does soil formation occur in primary succession?

Once the soil has formed, the ecosystem goes through the stages of ecological succession until another disturbance occurs.