Object structure

Title:

Seed bank in old-field successional ecosystems

Subtitle:

Seed bank in old-field successional ecosystems

Creator:

Symonides, Ewa

Contributor:

Polska Akademia Nauk. Instytut Ekologii

Publisher:

Polish Scientific Publishers

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Date issued/created:

1986-1987

Description:

Pages 3-29 : illustrations ; 24 cm ; Bibliographical references (pages 27-29) ; Abstract in Polish

Subject and Keywords:

size of seed bank ; composition of seed bank ; seed rain ; old-field succession ; spatial structure of seed bank

Abstract:

The size, species composition and spatial structure of the seed bank in the soil were studied in four uneven-aged old fields, in early Peucedano-Pinetum forest succession phases. In the seed bank of the successional ecosystem series the following phenomena have been found: (1) decrease in the number of seed and species, (2) increased seasonal stability of the numbers and species composition of seeds, (3) presence of all the species occurring in the phytocoenosis, and a similar list of dominants, (4) similar type of seed distribution in the soil. A significant influence has also been found of the vegetation structure on the seed rain to seed bank ratio, as well as a low germination percentage of seeds accumulated in the surface soil layer.

Relation:

Ekologia Polska

Volume:

34

Issue:

1

Start page:

3

End page:

29

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

ISSN 0420-9036

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. P.2840

Language:

eng

Language of abstract:

pol

Rights:

Creative Commons Attribution BY 3.0 PL license

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. [CC BY 3.0 PL] May be used within the scope specified in Creative Commons Attribution BY 3.0 PL license, full text available at: ; -

Digitizing institution:

Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Operational Program Digital Poland, 2014-2020, Measure 2.3: Digital accessibility and usefulness of public sector information; funds from the European Regional Development Fund and national co-financing from the state budget.