Soil nutrients are not responsible for arrested succession in disturbed coastal dune forest

  title={Soil nutrients are not responsible for arrested succession in disturbed coastal dune forest},
  author={Lauren J. Boyes and Megan E. Griffiths and Amy Manson and Michael J Lawes},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
Coastal dune forest succession frequently proceeds via the Acacia karroo pathway, but may become arrested. We examine whether soil fertility arrests forest succession in A. karroo stands in coastal dune forest in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa. We examined soil fertility of A. karroo stands, the adjacent forest, and forested dune slacks at Cape Vidal, and four rehabilitating A. karroo stands (13- to 28-yr-old) at Richards Bay. The effect of nitrogen supplementation on growth of three tree… CONTINUE READING
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