Dr. Brian Buma had a new publication come out in Ecology, flagship journal of the Ecological Society of America. This work represents the longest running successional study in the world, one that allows testing basic theories of successional ecology in a unique and protected place - Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska.
Buma B, Bisbing S, Wiles G, Bidlack A. Primary succession observations over a century do not support textbook explanations of facilitation/sequential change. Ecology. In press.
You can read a writeup here: https://news.ucdenver.edu/ecologist-revives-worlds-longest-running-succession-study/