Seeds: The Ecology of Regeneration in Plant Communities

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Michael Fenner
CABI, 2000 - Science - 410 pages
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This new edition of a successful text, originally published in 1992, has been thoroughly revised and updated to include recent advances. In addition, new chapters have been introduced to ensure comprehensive coverage of all aspects of seed ecology. These include evolutionary ecology of seedsize, the roles of fire and of gaps in regeneration and seedling colonization. Chapters are written by internationally acknowledged experts to give a comprehensive overview of all aspects of seed ecology which will be invaluable to advanced students and researchers in seed science and plantecology.
 

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Contents

Reproductive Allocation in Plants
1
The Evolutionary Ecology of Seed Size
31
Maternal Effects on Seeds During Development
59
The Ecology of Seed Dispersal
85
Animals as Seed Dispersers
111
Fruits and Frugivory
125
Seed Predators and Plant Population Dynamics
167
Dormancy Viability and Longevity
183
Seed Responses to Light
237
The Role of Temperature in the Regulation of Seed Dormancy and Germination
261
Effect of Chemical Environment on Seed Germination
293
Role of Fire in Regeneration from Seed
311
Ecology of Seedling Regeneration
331
The Contribution of Seedling Regeneration to the Structure and Dynamics of Plant Communities Ecosystems and Larger Units of the Landscape
361
Gaps and Seedling Colonization
375
Index
397

The Functional Ecology of Soil Seed Banks
215

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