The importance of seed mass for early regeneration in tropical forest: a review

S.A. Rose, L. Poorter

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Abstract

Seed mass is an important component of the shade tolerance of rain forest tree species. Using a metaanalysis this article evaluates till what extent seed mass affects the survival, initial size, and growth of seedlings in light environments that are typical of forest gaps and understory
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLong-term changes in tropical tree diversity: Studies from the Guiana Shield, Africa, Borneo and Melanesia
EditorsH. ter Steege
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherTropenbos
Pages19-35
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Keywords

  • tropical rain forests
  • regenerative ability
  • shade
  • seeds
  • forest ecology

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