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Title: Recruitment and growth of herb-layer species with different colonizing capacities in ancient and recent forests
Authors: Verheyen, K
Hermy, Martin #
Issue Date: Feb-2004
Publisher: Opulus press uppsala ab
Series Title: Journal of vegetation science vol:15 issue:1 pages:125-134
Abstract: Forest herbs differ greatly in their capacity to recolonize secondary forests established on former agricultural land. We investigated whether interspecific differences in recruitment or growth can account for differences in colonization success. Seeds and adults of two species with limited colonization capacities (Anemone nemorosa and Primula elatior) and two species with high colonization capacities (Ranunculus ficaria and Geum urbanum) were introduced in ancient and recent forest sites within the Muizen forest (Belgium). At all sites. half of the plots were also cleared of above,round vegetation.
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ISSN: 1100-9233
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division Forest, Nature and Landscape Research
# (joint) last author

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