Primary Succession

Timeline and Facts

Primary Succession Facts

Primary Succession is organisms growing on new non-fertilized areas. The most common places primary succession occurs is on rocks. The only way primary succession can take place is if pioneers do there job. Pioneers are the first organisms to colonize a new area. Lichens are the pioneers for primary succession. Then more and more organisms colonize in the area. Primary succession can happen anywhere and does happen anywhere the land is unfertile. There are four stages of primary succession. It takes about one-thousand years for there to be a climax community. A climax community is a stable community that doesn`t go through succession. Here`s a timeline to show you.

Primary Succession Timeline