Primary and Secondary Succession

Stages of Secondary and Primary Successions

Primary Succession

Primary succession is when one of two types of biological and ecological succession of plant life, it occurres in an environment that new substrate devoid of vegetation and usually lacking soil.

Secondary Succession

Secondary succession is one of the two types of ecological succession of plant life. Secondary succession is a process started by an event like a, forest fire, harvesting, or a hurricane that reduces an already established ecosystem.

Primary and Secondary timelines


The difference between Primary and Secondary Succession is, primary succession doesnot have a community it is alone and can take place on a bare rock. Secondary succession is built from something that already happened.