Seed rain into upland plant communities in Hong Kong, China

  title={Seed rain into upland plant communities in Hong Kong, China},
  author={Angel Y. Y. Au and Richard T Corlett and Billy C. H. Hau},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
Hong Kong is an extreme example of tropical landscape degradation, with no substantial remnants of the original forest cover and a highly impoverished disperser fauna. Seed availability is a potential limiting factor in vegetation recovery in such landscapes. To assess the quantity and quality of the seed rain of woody taxa, seed traps were placed in the major upland vegetation types: fire-maintained grassland, shrubland, and secondary forest. Within the grassland site, traps were placed under… CONTINUE READING


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