Answer: If a species is removed (through some disturbance) from a climax community, the community will likely begin a secondary succession, changes in the vegetation that will lead back to a climax community. Depending on the nature and details of the disturbance, a different species could fulfill the role of the original, removed species, or that role could disappear entirely. Plant and wildlife species both have a significant effect on habitat structure, and are often dependent upon one another. The removal of plant or animal species has tthe potential to significantly alter habitat structure.