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Studies on the seed biology of 100 native species of trees in a seasonal moist tropical forest, Panama, Central America
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This study quantified various aspects of the seed biology of 100 tree species native to the seasonal moist tropical forest in the Panama Canal Watershed to make recommendations for nursery production of tree seedlings to use in forest restoration projects. Expand
Classification and ecological relationships of seed dormancy in a seasonal moist tropical forest, Panama, Central America
Abstract This is the first study to determine the class of seed dormancy (or non-dormancy) of a large number of native tree species in a tropical forest, the seasonal moist tropical forest of theExpand
Facilitating natural regeneration in Saccharum spontaneum (L.) grasslands within the Panama Canal Watershed: effects of tree species and tree structure on vegetation recruitment patterns
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Results support the hypothesis that tree structure significantly affects regeneration patterns, and suggests that bird dispersal may be a fundamental driver in seedling recruitment, and indicate that the presence of any tree species in a reforestation plot increases the understory species richness and species cover relative to non-reforested areas. Expand
ECOLOGY, MORPHOLOGY, AND GERMINATION PHYSIOLOGY OF TREE SEEDS IN A TROPICAL SEMIEVERGREEN FOREST IN THE PANAMA CANAL WATERSHED, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SEED DORMANCY CLASSES ALONG A PRECIPITATION
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This study presents useful seed information for 100 tree species native to the Panama Canal Watershed and attempts to classify the class of dormancy in seeds of the PCW, including collection system, fruiting time, seed mass, seed moisture content, germination, and longevity in storage at 20oC. Expand