Patterns of plant species diversity during succession under different disturbance regimes

  title={Patterns of plant species diversity during succession under different disturbance regimes},
  author={Julie S Denslow},
I suggest that between-community variations in diversity patterns during succession in plant communities are due to the effects of selection on life history strategies under different disturbance regimes. Natural disturbances to plant communities are simultaneously a source of mortality for some individuals and a source of establishment sites for others. The plant community consists of a mosaic of disturbance patches (gaps) of different environmental conditions. The composition of the mosaic is… CONTINUE READING
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