Early seed fall and seedling emergence: precursors to tropical restoration

  title={Early seed fall and seedling emergence: precursors to tropical restoration},
  author={Henry F. Howe and Yuliana Urincho-Pantaleon and Marin{\'e}s de la Pe{\~n}a-Domene and Cristina Mart{\'i}nez-Garza},
We explore processes of seed immigration and seedling recruitment before an experimental rainforest restoration matures enough to affect either. Twenty-four 30 × 30-m plots were fenced in 12 ha of pasture in 2006. Seeds were collected in ninety-six 1-m−2 seed traps; recruits were censused in ~12,000 m2 in which establishment was allowed. We tested effects of distance from forest, living trees, and stumps of trees cut during site preparation on seed rain in 2007 and effects of these and soil… CONTINUE READING
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