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Seed addition via epizoochorous dispersal in restoration: an experimental approach mimicking the colonization of bare soil patches

Freund, Linda and Eichberg, Carsten and Retta, Iris and Schwabe, Angelika (2014):
Seed addition via epizoochorous dispersal in restoration: an experimental approach mimicking the colonization of bare soil patches.
In: Applied Vegetation Science, 17 (1), pp. 74-85. ISSN 1654-109X,
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Abstract

The potential of sheep to establish new plant populations on restoration sites via zoochory is often discussed, but has rarely been quantified. In a 6-year field experiment we have shown that nine of ten epizoochorously-dispersed species of sandy grassland became established and partly increased in abundance over time. For all study species spatial patterns were analysed.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2014
Creators: Freund, Linda and Eichberg, Carsten and Retta, Iris and Schwabe, Angelika
Title: Seed addition via epizoochorous dispersal in restoration: an experimental approach mimicking the colonization of bare soil patches
Language: English
Abstract:

The potential of sheep to establish new plant populations on restoration sites via zoochory is often discussed, but has rarely been quantified. In a 6-year field experiment we have shown that nine of ten epizoochorously-dispersed species of sandy grassland became established and partly increased in abundance over time. For all study species spatial patterns were analysed.

Journal or Publication Title: Applied Vegetation Science
Journal volume: 17
Number: 1
Divisions: 10 Department of Biology
10 Department of Biology > Vegetation ecology - Restoration
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2014 11:04
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/avsc.12052/pdf
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