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Composition, size and dynamics of the seed bank in a mediterranean shrubland of Chile



Composition, size and dynamics of the seed bank in a mediterranean shrubland of Chile



Australian Journal of Ecology 29(5): 574-584



Analysis was performed of the richness and abundance of woody species, forbs, and annual grasses in the easily germinating soil seed bank (henceforth seed bank) in a mediterranean shrubland of central Chile. The effects of successional development after fire and by microsite type (underneath or outside shrubs) on the density of seeds in the soil, and the relationship of species abundance in the seed bank with its abundance in the above-ground vegetation was examined.

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2004.01392.x


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