Consequences of propagule dispersal and river fragmentation for riparian plant community diversity and turnover

@inproceedings{Merritt2013ConsequencesOP,
  title={Consequences of propagule dispersal and river fragmentation for riparian plant community diversity and turnover},
  author={David M. Merritt and Christer Nilsson and Roland Jansson},
  year={2013}
}
The spatial distribution and temporal availability of propagules fundamentally constrain plant community development. This study experimentally tested several hypotheses about the relative roles of wind and water dispersal in colonization and development of riparian communities along rivers. Through controlling the source of propagules (dispersed by wind, water, or both) reaching newly created, bare river margin sites, we isolated the relative roles of dispersal and other factors in plant… CONTINUE READING
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