Answer to Question #64872 in Ecology for Sanjukta Ghosh
... autogenic succession usually begins with an unbalanced community metabolism, where gross production, P, is either greater than or less than community respiration, R, and proceeds towards a more balanced condition, where P=R. The rate of biomass production (B/P ) increases during sucession until a stabilised system is achieved, in which a maximum of biomass (or high information content) and symbiosis between organisms are maintained per unit of available energy flow.
The succession begins with P>R in autotrophic sucession and P<R in heterotrophic sucession.
I have tried to find explanatory texts both in this and other books without any success so my question is how's this balanced state achieved in both types of successions?
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