Projected soil temperature increase and seed dormancy response along an altitudinal gradient: implications for seed bank persistence under climate change

@article{Ooi2011ProjectedST,
  title={Projected soil temperature increase and seed dormancy response along an altitudinal gradient: implications for seed bank persistence under climate change},
  author={Mark K. J. Ooi and Tony D. Auld and Andrew J. Denham},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2011},
  volume={353},
  pages={289-303}
}
Background and aimsUnderstanding the mechanistic effects of climate change on species key life-history stages is essential for predicting ecological responses. In fire-prone regions, long-term seed banks allow post-fire recovery and persistence of plant populations. For physically dormant species, seed bank longevity depends on the maintenance of dormancy which is controlled primarily by temperature. Successful inter-fire recruitment is rare and dormancy loss between fires produces a net loss… 
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