Germinable soil seed bank dynamics during the gap phase of a humid tropical forest in the Western Ghats of Kerala, India

@article{Chandrashekara1993GerminableSS,
  title={Germinable soil seed bank dynamics during the gap phase of a humid tropical forest in the Western Ghats of Kerala, India},
  author={U. Chandrashekara and P. S. Ramakrishnan},
  journal={Journal of Tropical Ecology},
  year={1993},
  volume={9},
  pages={455-467}
}
  • U. Chandrashekara, P. S. Ramakrishnan
  • Published 1993
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Tropical Ecology
  • The present study showed that the density of germinable seeds in the soil of a humid tropical forest ecosystem at Nelliampathy, in the Western Ghats of Kerala in India, fluctuates sharply at different times of the year. There were more germinable seeds in the soil during the monsoon season. Regeneration was activated after canopy gap formation and thus a decline in the soil seed density in 1-year-old gaps was recorded. However, soil seed density increased with gap age. Differences were found… CONTINUE READING
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