Differential effects of feather and Sphagnum spp. mosses on black spruce germination and growth

Differential effects of feather and Sphagnum spp. mosses on black spruce germination and growth Forest Ecology and Management 415–416 (2018) 10–18 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Forest Ecology and Management journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/foreco Differential effects of feather and Sphagnum spp. mosses on black spruce germination and growth a,b, a b a Marine Pacé , Nicole J. Fenton , David Paré , Yves Bergeron Forest Research Institute, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, 445 boul. de l’Université, Rouyn-Noranda, QC J9X 5E4, Canada Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, 1055 du P.E.P.S., Québec, QC G1V 4C7, Canada ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: The composition of the bryophyte layer influences boreal forest regeneration and growth through its effect on Forest soil soil conditions. Canopy openings in boreal spruce stands can favor the expansion of Sphagnum spp. in the un- Ground cover derstory at the expense of feather mosses. We use an experimental approach in both paludified field and Picea mariana greenhouse fully-randomized conditions to examine the differential effects of these two ground cover types on Pleurozium schreberii black spruce germination and growth, specifically the role of nutrient limitation in generating these effects. We Spruce regeneration also tested the impact of ground cover shading, simulating the effect of a closed forest canopy on the ground http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Forest Ecology and Management Elsevier

Differential effects of feather and Sphagnum spp. mosses on black spruce germination and growth

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd
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0378-1127
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1872-7042
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10.1016/j.foreco.2018.02.020
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Forest Ecology and Management 415–416 (2018) 10–18 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Forest Ecology and Management journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/foreco Differential effects of feather and Sphagnum spp. mosses on black spruce germination and growth a,b, a b a Marine Pacé , Nicole J. Fenton , David Paré , Yves Bergeron Forest Research Institute, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, 445 boul. de l’Université, Rouyn-Noranda, QC J9X 5E4, Canada Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, 1055 du P.E.P.S., Québec, QC G1V 4C7, Canada ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: The composition of the bryophyte layer influences boreal forest regeneration and growth through its effect on Forest soil soil conditions. Canopy openings in boreal spruce stands can favor the expansion of Sphagnum spp. in the un- Ground cover derstory at the expense of feather mosses. We use an experimental approach in both paludified field and Picea mariana greenhouse fully-randomized conditions to examine the differential effects of these two ground cover types on Pleurozium schreberii black spruce germination and growth, specifically the role of nutrient limitation in generating these effects. We Spruce regeneration also tested the impact of ground cover shading, simulating the effect of a closed forest canopy on the ground

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Forest Ecology and ManagementElsevier

Published: May 1, 2018

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