Variable seed behavior increases recruitment success of a hardwood tree, Zelkova serrata, in spatially heterogeneous forest environments

Variable seed behavior increases recruitment success of a hardwood tree, Zelkova serrata, in... •Variable seed behaviour enhances recruitment success in heterogeneous environments.•Shoot-seeds dispersing via a seed-bearing shoot had higher dispersal ability.•Shoot-seeds successfully established in disturbed sites along steep slopes.•Single-seeds, separating from shoots, created seedling banks in gentle slopes. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Forest Ecology and Management Elsevier

Variable seed behavior increases recruitment success of a hardwood tree, Zelkova serrata, in spatially heterogeneous forest environments

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0378-1127
eISSN
1872-7042
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.foreco.2018.02.004
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Abstract

•Variable seed behaviour enhances recruitment success in heterogeneous environments.•Shoot-seeds dispersing via a seed-bearing shoot had higher dispersal ability.•Shoot-seeds successfully established in disturbed sites along steep slopes.•Single-seeds, separating from shoots, created seedling banks in gentle slopes.

Journal

Forest Ecology and ManagementElsevier

Published: May 1, 2018

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