Promotion of mid-successional seedling recruitment and establishment by Juniperus virginiana in a coastal environment

@article{Joy2004PromotionOM,
  title={Promotion of mid-successional seedling recruitment and establishment by Juniperus virginiana in a coastal environment},
  author={Deirdre A. Joy and Donald R. Young},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={160},
  pages={125-135}
}
Positive interactions between Juniperus virginianaand woody seedlings may influence trends in primary succession along theAtlantic Coast of eastern North America. Woody species richness was greaterbeneath isolated J. virginiana trees than in more exposed,grass-covered dune sites on a Virginia, USA barrier island. Fleshy fruitedseedswere more abundant in the seed bank beneath J. virginianathan in adjacent exposed sites, suggesting that J.virginiana may be utilized by passerine birds… CONTINUE READING