Regenerative role of seed banks following an intense soil disturbance

  title={Regenerative role of seed banks following an intense soil disturbance},
  author={Arantzazu L. Luzuriaga and Adri{\'a}n Escudero and Jos{\'e} Miguel Olano and Javier J. Loidi},
Our main aim was to determine the contribution of the seed bank to vegetation regeneration following a disturbance consisting in a deep ploughing and a thorough homogenisation of a perennial grassland. In the seed bank prior to disturbance, seed distribution through the vertical soil profile was evaluated to determine the initial seed species structure. Then, several characteristics of the shallow seed bank and the extant vegetation were evaluated prior and following field disturbance: seed… CONTINUE READING
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