Lithosere succession

Galapagos Wildlife: Lichens © Godfrey Merlen

Lichens are often amongst the first species that thrive on bare rock © Godfrey Merlen

A process of succession that begins on bare rock. The transformation of the Galapagos Islands’ bare volcanic rock into fertile soil with a humid forest is an example of lithosere succession.

For further information you can visit:

Glossary of Galapagos