regeneration complex

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The now discredited idea that the cycle of hummock and hollow, typical of a growing raised bog, resulted from a complex of developmental phases forming a mosaic of patches, each at a different stage of development from its neighbour. At one time it was believed that hollows and hummocks replaced one another in a predictable sequence, but detailed stratigraphic studies indicate that pools and hummocks have a tendency to persist in their locations once they have been formed.

Subjects: Ecology and Conservation.

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