A “climax community” is defined as one which “holds itself in check and doesn’t allow for any one plant or animal to become invasive”.
According to Texas A & M, East Texas Piney Woods may be a climax forest. Elevation, topography, precipitation, soil type, and vegetation may provide elements of a settled forest.
Where else in Texas may we find climax forests?
Texas Black Land Prairies of north Texas, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife, offers climax forests. However, the non-native, human-need species of cotton, corn, milo, wheat and livestock are also raised.
We only need consider how plants, animals, fungi, bacteria and viruses interact over millennia to confer “native” status and a “climax” condition.
There are many ecosystems: grass, forests, rivers and streams which may be considered “climax”, having the plants and animals to create a stable ecosystem.
How do world conditions and human needs affect “climax” ecosystems?