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climax community


a stable mature community in a successive series which has reached equilibrium after having evolved through stages and adapted to its environment's 21st Century Lexicon
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climax community
An ecological community in which populations of plants or animals remain stable and exist in balance with each other and their environment. A climax community is the final stage of succession, remaining relatively unchanged until destroyed by an event such as fire or human interference. See more at succession.
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