Dispersal of desiccation-sensitive seeds is not coincident with high rainfall in a seasonal tropical forest in Australia

Hill, James P., and Edwards, Will (2010) Dispersal of desiccation-sensitive seeds is not coincident with high rainfall in a seasonal tropical forest in Australia. Biotropica, 42 (3). pp. 271-275.

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Abstract

We tested the hypothesis that dispersal periods of recalcitrant seeded species were coincident with the wet season in a seasonal tropical forest in Australia. Unlike similar forests, we found no support for this pattern. Intensification of seasonal aridity may increase mortality in desiccation-sensitive seeds.

Item ID: 15095
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: climate change; phenology; recalcitrant seeds; recruitment; seasonality
ISSN: 1744-7429
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2010 22:56
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060202 Community Ecology (excl Invasive Species Ecology) @ 50%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0699 Other Biological Sciences > 069902 Global Change Biology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960304 Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts) @ 100%
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