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Seed dormancy is assumed to be unimportant for population dynamics of temperate woody species, because seeds occur at low densities and are short lived in forest soils. However, low soil seed densities may result from low seed production, and even modest seed longevity can buffer against…
Author(s): Janneke Hille Ris Lambers, James S. Clark, Michael Lavine
Keywords: Bayesian statistics, bet hedging, recruitment limitation, seed banking, seed dormancy, Southern Appalachian forests, species coexistence
Source: Ecology. 86(1): 85-95
Year: 2002