Seed shadows, survival and recruitment: how simple mechanisms lead to dynamics of population recruitment curves

@article{Barot1999SeedSS,
  title={Seed shadows, survival and recruitment: how simple mechanisms lead to dynamics of population recruitment curves},
  author={S. Barot and J. Gignoux and J. Menaut},
  journal={Oikos},
  year={1999},
  volume={86},
  pages={320-330}
}
According to the Janzen-Connell hypothesis, seedling recruitment around tropical trees is more likely away from parent trees because of density- or distance-dependent predation or pathogen attack on seeds and seedlings. This was expected to lead to a more regular distribution of conspecific adults than would be expected by chance, and to favour coexistence. We first show theoretically that, even if yearly survival increases only slightly with distance to parent trees, an outward shift of… Expand
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