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Seed banks of temperate deciduous forests during secondary succession
Article first published online: 21 JUL 2010
© 2010 International Association for Vegetation Science
Journal of Vegetation Science
Volume 21, Issue 5, pages 965–978, October 2010
How to Cite
Plue, J., Verheyen, K., Van Calster, H., Marage, D., Thompson, K., Kalamees, R., Jankowska-Blaszczuk, M., Bossuyt, B. and Hermy, M. (2010), Seed banks of temperate deciduous forests during secondary succession. Journal of Vegetation Science, 21: 965–978. doi: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2010.01203.x
Plue, J. (corresponding author, Jan.email@example.com) & Hermy, M. (Martin.firstname.lastname@example.org): Division Forest, Nature and Landscape Research, KU Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200E, Leuven, Belgium. Verheyen, K. (Kris.Verheyen@UGent.be) Laboratory of Forestry, Ghent University, Geraardsbergsesteenweg 267, Melle-Gontrode, Belgium. Van Calster, H. (Hans.email@example.com): Institute for Forest and Nature Research, Kliniekstraat 25, 1070 Brussels, Belgium. Marage, D. (Marage.firstname.lastname@example.org): AgroParisTech, ENGREF Nancy, UMR 1092, F-54000 Nancy, France. Thompson, K. (Ken.email@example.com): Department Animal and Plant Sciences, The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, U.K Kalamees, R. (Rein@ut.ee): Department of Botany, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, University of Tartu, 40 Lai, 51005 Tartu, Estonia. Jankowska-Blaszczuk, M. (firstname.lastname@example.org): Botany Department, The Jan Kochanowski University of Humanities and Sciences, 15 Świetokrzyska Street, Kielce, Poland. Bossuyt, B. (Beatrijs.bossuyt@UGent.be): Terrestrial Ecology Unit, Ghent University, K. L. Ledeganckstraat 35, Ghent, Belgium.
- Issue published online: 1 SEP 2010
- Article first published online: 21 JUL 2010
- Received 15 December 2009; Accepted 26 May 2010.
Appendix S1. Sampling and germination protocols applied by the various studies.
Appendix S2. Extensions of Tables 2 and 3, showing the main effect of the random/fixed factor location in the linear mixed models/generalized linear models.
Appendix S3. Boxplots illustrating the fixed effect of pH during post-agricultural succession on seed bank characteristics: (a) species richness, (c) seed density without Juncus effusus, (d) the competitive, (e) stress-tolerant and (f) ruderal seed bank signature, (g) percentage of ancient forest species, (h) average seed weight, (i) the Raup and Crick vegetation–seed bank dissimilarity and (j) the percentage of annuals and biennials in the seed bank.
Photo S1. Seedling of Potentilla sterilis (L.) Garcke. A typical ancient forest species (sensu Hermy et al. 1999) with the capacity to build up a persistent seed bank. Potentilla sterilis (L.) Garcke was recovered in several seed bank studies, such as Van Calster et al. (2007), Plue et al. (in press), and contributes to the overall rise in ancient forest species with time since the last disturbance in managed temperate deciduous forest.
Photo S2. Seedling of Gnaphalium sylvaticum L. A typical early-successional forest species appearing on forest clear-cuts and forest road verges, with the capacity to build up an apparently long-term persistent seed bank. Gnaphalium sylvaticum was recovered in several seed bank studies, such as Ludemann (1994), Van Calster et al. (2007) and Plue et al. (in press), and may be considered a species that seems adequately adapted to the natural disturbance regime in temperate deciduous forest, occupying its own narrow temporal niche in forest succession.
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