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Low light availability affects leaf gas exchange, growth and survival of Euterpe edulis seedlings transplanted into the understory of an anthropic tropical rainforest



Low light availability affects leaf gas exchange, growth and survival of Euterpe edulis seedlings transplanted into the understory of an anthropic tropical rainforest



Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science 74(3): 167-174



Euterpe edulis Mart. (Arecaceae) is a threatened palm tree of the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest understory with fundamental importance for the restoration of degraded forest environments. We assessed the leaf gas exchange, growth and survival of E. edulis seedlings transplanted at three different forest sites (S1, S2 and S3) in the same area in which cocoa trees had been cultivated in a rustic agroforestry system. Measurement was carried out during the first year after seedling transplantation. The sites were characterised according to canopy openness (CO) and total daily photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD). Average CO and PPFD values were 13.3%, 8.0% and 6.7%, and 3.34, 2.79 and 0.62 mol m?2 d?1 for S1, S2 and S3, respectively. A progressive decline in seedling survival was observed in all sites throughout the experiment. At 387 d after planting, survival at S1, S2 and S3 was 57%, 44% and 37%, respectively. The gross light-saturated photosynthetic rate (Amax), leaf area and plant biomass were signi.

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DOI: 10.2989/20702620.2012.722833


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