The soil seed bank and its relationship to the aboveground vegetation in deciduous forests in New York City

  title={The soil seed bank and its relationship to the aboveground vegetation in deciduous forests in New York City},
  author={Faith Kostel-Hughes and Truman P. Young and Mark J. McDonnell},
  journal={Urban Ecosystems},
The soil seed bank was studied in two deciduous forests in Bronx (New York City), NY. The purpose of this study was to determine how the biotic andabiotic differences between urban and rural forests arereflected in urban forest seed banks. Soil samples werecollected in two consecutive years and monitored for emergencein the greenhouse over two years. In 1993, the mean number ofemergents ranged from 4636 to 5373 m-2 (excluding ferns), or from 6972 to 9651 m-2 (including ferns). In 1994, the mean… CONTINUE READING
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