( Ecol .). (a) a species that invades a bare area such as a newly exposed soil or rock surface. (b) Any new arrival in the early seral development of plant communities, usually with particular reference to certain species whose presence appears to promote the establishment of more exacting (Successor) species; often applied to a species planted to prepare a site for the latter. ( BCFT ). Cf . Succession.
Refers to species that colonize bare substrate.
A plant adapted to rapid colonizat...
A species adapted to be a good invader of a newly exposed soil surface, where it persists until supplanted by successor species. Usually a pioneer plant has small, windblown seeds or other properties that facilitate their distribution.
A soldier detailed or employed to form roads, dig trenches, and make bridges, as an army advances.
first settlers 16C Fr peonier "foot soldiers", first to go ahead andmake camp, later engineers, sappers
one the first colonists or settler in a new territory; "they went west as pioneers with only the possessions they could carry with them"
a person or group that is the first to do something or that leads in developing something new
someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art
open up and explore a new area; "pioneer space"
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a person who can even blaze a new path rather than follow others' footsteps
One who goes before, as into the wilderness, preparing the way for others to follow; as, pioneers of civilization; pioneers of reform.
To go before, and prepare or open a way for; to act as pioneer.
open up an area or prepare a way; "She pioneered a graduate program for women students"