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Chika Egawa and Shiro Tsuyuzaki The effects of litter accumulation through succession on seed bank formation for small- and large-seeded species Journal of Vegetation Science 24

Version of Record online: 15 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12037

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We found that the patterns of secondary seed dispersal and buried seed viability varied with litter accumulation through succession in a peatland. Small seeds passed through the litter and formed a persistent seedbank at the peat surface, while large seeds developed a transient seedbank within the litter. The temporal changes in litter thickness can control the spatial distribution of seedbank.

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