Seed Dynamics

  • Shigeo Iida
  • Takashi Masaki
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 158)


Seeds of various plant species exist in forest soil (e.g., Nakagoshi 1985; Garwood 1989; Pickett and McDonnell 1989). Viable buried seeds are regarded as potential or initial plant communities, in contrast to plants growing on the ground (Nakagoshi 1985). Quick plant recruitment from a seed bank takes place even if the vegetation disappears as the result of disturbance.


Seed Bank Forest Floor Seedling Emergence Variation Ratio Soil Seed Bank 
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