Definitions for "Seral Stage"
A successional vegetative stage representing a unique habitat for wildlife. Early seral stage habitat includes forest openings, field, clearcuts, and young plantations. Later seral stage habitat includes mature and overmature forest.
A stage of development in the successional process (sere) recognized by distinct soil and water conditions and associations of plants and animals.
The stage of succession of a plant or animal community that is transitional. If left alone, the seral stage will give way to another plant or animal community that represents a further stage of succession.