Grass, rainfall and herbivores as determinants of Acacia erioloba (Meyer) recruitment in an African savanna

@article{Seymour2007GrassRA,
  title={Grass, rainfall and herbivores as determinants of Acacia erioloba (Meyer) recruitment in an African savanna},
  author={Colleen L. Seymour},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={197},
  pages={131-138}
}
Acacia species in arid environments are thought to only establish in years of above-average rainfall, so should exhibit cohorted or pulsed recruitment. I studied population demography of Acacia erioloba Meyer in semi-arid savanna in the Kimberley area (mean annual precipitation = 425 ± 132 mm), South Africa, to establish whether they recruit episodically. This species was found to have a sapling bank at the sites, indicating that even though cohorted recruitment probably occurs, it is not the… CONTINUE READING
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