BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management Seed rain traps for forest lands : Considerations for trap construction and study design

  title={BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management Seed rain traps for forest lands : Considerations for trap construction and study design},
  author={Tom R. Cottrell},
Seed rain studies provide valuable information for forest researchers monitoring exotic species invasions. Plant species move through forests primarily as seeds, and this dispersal is critical to future forest composition. In this extension note, seed trap types are briefly outlined and suggestions made for trap selection. Funnel seed traps are recommended for most seed rain studies, and instructions for building a simple and inexpensive funnel seed trap are given. Study design considerations… CONTINUE READING

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