What is the difference between natural selection and ecological succession?

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Natural SELECTION is the process whereby certain traits give an organism a selective advantage in a particular environment. If the organism survives and subsequently reproduces, it is deemed to be "fit" when it produces offspring, which hopefully have those same traits. Variations occur in populations due to genetic variability, sexual reproduction, recombination and mutations. Ecological succession is the replacement of one community by another over time, resulting in a climax community. This community remains unchanged unless a disaster like fire, flood, etc. disrupts the climax community. Then, secondary succession occurs and the process will repeat. An example is bare rock after a volcano forms new land. This will eventually...

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