DOI of the published article https://doi.org/10.1590/2236-8906-65/2020
Potential of arboreal individuals as facilitators of seed bank formation in a Cerrado and Caatinga ecotone
Keywords:ecological succession, facilitation, germination
This study verified the differences in richness, density and species composition of the seed bank under the canopy s tree species and the adjacent field area and the relationship of total stem height and crown area to density and richness bank seeds. The seed bank was collected under the canopy of 10 individuals of each species (Curatella americana L., Luetzelburgia auriculata (Allemão) Duckee, Copernicia prunifera (Mill.) H.E.Moore)), and at 10 points in an adjacent field area. The density and richness of the seed bank was larger under the crowns of the species. The total stem height showed a positive relationship with richness and density of the seed bank, and a canopy area negative relationship. The tree species studied enhance the generation of seed bank, increasing its richness and density. They also influence species distribution and local diversity.
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Copyright (c) 2022 Rodrigo Ferreira de Morais, Marta Ferreira Belo, Maria Thereza Dantas Gomes, Nadine D’ Assila do Vale Silva, José Ribamar Sousa Júnior, Evaldo Benedito de Souza, Hermeson dos Santos Vitorino
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