Community seed rain patterns and a comparison to adult community structure in a West African tropical forest

@article{Hardesty2004CommunitySR,
  title={Community seed rain patterns and a comparison to adult community structure in a West African tropical forest},
  author={Britta Denise Hardesty and V. Thomas Parker},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={164},
  pages={49-64}
}
We examined the seed rain throughout a twelve month period in a lowlandtropical forest in Cameroon, West Africa, 1996–97. Traps (0.5m2, n = 216) were erected throughout a 25km2 area in 24 randomly placed clusters of nine trapseach. Fruits and seeds that landed in traps were collected every 7–10daysand classified by species and dispersal type. More than 32,000 seeds fromapproximately 200 species fell into the traps, an average of 297 seedsm−2 yr−1 Thirty species represent 82%of the total seed… CONTINUE READING