Microsite-limited recruitment controls fern colonization of post-agricultural forests.

@article{Flinn2007MicrositelimitedRC,
  title={Microsite-limited recruitment controls fern colonization of post-agricultural forests.},
  author={Kathryn M. Flinn},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={88 12},
  pages={3103-14}
}
Assessing the relative roles of dispersal limitation and environmental effects in population dynamics and community assembly is fundamental to understanding patterns of species distribution and diversity. In forests growing on abandoned agricultural lands, both legacies of vegetation disturbance and changes in the abiotic environment shape the diversity and composition of recovering communities. Here I specify how interactions among historical, environmental, and biological factors influence… CONTINUE READING