The resprouting ability of plant species allows them to remain in the ecosystem. Resprouting of pioneer and climax species are dependent upon the light regime. Pioneer species need light for regeneration as well as for resprouting. But in the case of climax species it is reverse.
Jegan, G.; Ramesh, G.; and Muthuchelian, K.
"Resprouting of Pioneer and Climax Species in the Pachakumachi Hills, Cumbum Valley, Western Ghats, India,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2008
, Article 41.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2008/iss1/41