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Small-scale seed-bank patterns in a forest soil

Jan Plue, Geertrui Goyens, Marc Van Meirvenne UGent, Kris Verheyen UGent and Martin Hermy UGent (2010) SEED SCIENCE RESEARCH. 20(1). p.13-22
abstract
The forest seed bank has been demonstrated to vary spatially at scales from 2 to 10 m. To our knowledge, the fine-scale spatial structure, i.e. < 2 m, has not been studied before. This study aims to make a thorough investigation of fine-scale spatial structure. Soil samples (128) were collected from each of five 2.1 m × 2.1 m plots, using a combined systematic (64) and random design (64). This allowed investigation of the fine-scale spatial structure of individual species–plot combinations using indicator-variograms. Our results indicated that over half of all species recorded in a particular plot were spatially structured. Remarkably, the presence of spatial structure seemed independent of species frequency. Visualization of the spatial structure showed an irregular spatial pattern, i.e. seed clusters that were randomly distributed in space. Spatial dependence occurred over small distances, possibly suggesting that a significant proportion of seeds was deposited near the mother plant. We conclude by presenting the relevance and implications of small-scale spatial seed-bank patterning for seed-bank sampling.
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geostatistics, indicator-variogram, fine-scale spatial structure, GAP REGENERATION, SPATIAL HETEROGENEITY, ACIDIC GRASSLAND, PLANTS, LAND-USE, FIELD, VEGETATION, DISPERSAL, UNDERSTOREY, deciduous forest, VARIABILITY, sampling implications
journal title
SEED SCIENCE RESEARCH
Seed Sci. Res.
volume
20
issue
1
pages
13 - 22
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000274691600002
JCR category
PLANT SCIENCES
JCR impact factor
1.25 (2010)
JCR rank
88/185 (2010)
JCR quartile
2 (2010)
ISSN
0960-2585
DOI
10.1017/S0960258509990201
language
English
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yes
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A1
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851675
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-851675
date created
2010-02-04 14:09:22
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2012-02-10 12:57:28
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  abstract     = {The forest seed bank has been demonstrated to vary spatially at scales from 2 to 10 m. To our knowledge, the fine-scale spatial structure, i.e. {\textlangle} 2 m, has not been studied before. This study aims to make a thorough investigation of fine-scale spatial structure. Soil samples (128) were collected from each of five 2.1 m {\texttimes} 2.1 m plots, using a combined systematic (64) and random design (64). This allowed investigation of the fine-scale spatial structure of individual species--plot combinations using indicator-variograms. Our results indicated that over half of all species recorded in a particular plot were spatially structured. Remarkably, the presence of spatial structure seemed independent of species frequency. Visualization of the spatial structure showed an irregular spatial pattern, i.e. seed clusters that were randomly distributed in space. Spatial dependence occurred over small distances, possibly suggesting that a significant proportion of seeds was deposited near the mother plant. We conclude by presenting the relevance and implications of small-scale spatial seed-bank patterning for seed-bank sampling.},
  author       = {Plue, Jan and Goyens, Geertrui and Van Meirvenne, Marc and Verheyen, Kris and Hermy, Martin},
  issn         = {0960-2585},
  journal      = {SEED SCIENCE RESEARCH},
  keyword      = {geostatistics,indicator-variogram,fine-scale spatial structure,GAP REGENERATION,SPATIAL HETEROGENEITY,ACIDIC GRASSLAND,PLANTS,LAND-USE,FIELD,VEGETATION,DISPERSAL,UNDERSTOREY,deciduous forest,VARIABILITY,sampling implications},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {13--22},
  title        = {Small-scale seed-bank patterns in a forest soil},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0960258509990201},
  volume       = {20},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Plue, Jan, Geertrui Goyens, Marc Van Meirvenne, Kris Verheyen, and Martin Hermy. 2010. “Small-scale Seed-bank Patterns in a Forest Soil.” Seed Science Research 20 (1): 13–22.
APA
Plue, J., Goyens, G., Van Meirvenne, M., Verheyen, K., & Hermy, M. (2010). Small-scale seed-bank patterns in a forest soil. SEED SCIENCE RESEARCH, 20(1), 13–22.
Vancouver
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Plue J, Goyens G, Van Meirvenne M, Verheyen K, Hermy M. Small-scale seed-bank patterns in a forest soil. SEED SCIENCE RESEARCH. 2010;20(1):13–22.
MLA
Plue, Jan, Geertrui Goyens, Marc Van Meirvenne, et al. “Small-scale Seed-bank Patterns in a Forest Soil.” SEED SCIENCE RESEARCH 20.1 (2010): 13–22. Print.