Seedling growth responses to water and nutrient augmentation in the understorey of a lowland moist forest , Panama

@inproceedings{Yavitt2007SeedlingGR,
  title={Seedling growth responses to water and nutrient augmentation in the understorey of a lowland moist forest , Panama},
  author={Joseph B. Yavitt and S Joseph Wright},
  year={2007}
}
We irrigated and fertilized (with nutrients) seedlings of Doliocarpus olivaceus (Dilleniaceae, a shade-tolerant liana), Faramea occidentalis (Rubiaceae, a shade-tolerant understorey tree) and Tetragastris panamensis (Burseraceae, a shade-tolerant canopy tree) growing in the understorey of an old-growth tropical moist forest in Panama to assess the impact of seasonal water availability and nutrient-poor soils on seedling growth rates. In control plots, height growth rates were greater in the dry… CONTINUE READING
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