Seed bank survival and dynamics in sprouting and nonsprouting Arctostaphylos species.

@inproceedings{Kelly1990SeedBS,
  title={Seed bank survival and dynamics in sprouting and nonsprouting Arctostaphylos species.},
  author={Victoria R. Kelly and Vail Thomas Parker},
  year={1990}
}
-Members of the chaparral genus Arctostaphylos regenerate after fires either by obligate seeding or facultative sprouting. To test the hypothesis that sprouting species differ from nonsprouting species, we compared flower, fruit and seed production and changes in soil seed densities between sprouting (S) and nonsprouting (NS) Arctostaphylos species during 18 months. We estimated postdispersal seed predation experimentally by comparing seed banks that excluded vertebrate predators with seed… CONTINUE READING

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