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Seed bank emergence following prescribed burning in the Ozark HighlandsAuthor(s): Jamie L. Schuler; Hal O. Liechty
Source: In: Jacobs, Douglass F.; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2008. Proceedings, 16th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2008 April 8-9; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-24. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 516-524.
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DescriptionMuch information is available describing the effects of fire on the survival, growth, and sprouting ability of hardwood stems. This information is generally used for predicting the response of established trees and advance reproduction to various burning treatments during the process of regenerating new stands. This study describes an often overlooked component of reproduction--the soil seed bank. The seed bank consists of stored seeds that are freshly fallen or older seeds that are viable but dormant. In order to predict stand-level regeneration treatments that incorporate burning, accurate assessment of the effects of burning on this source of regeneration is important.
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CitationSchuler, Jamie L.; Liechty, Hal O. 2008. Seed bank emergence following prescribed burning in the Ozark Highlands. In: Jacobs, Douglass F.; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2008. Proceedings, 16th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2008 April 8-9; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-24. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 516-524.
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