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Linking Geographical Information Systems and Observational and Experimental Studies to Determine Optimal Seedling Microsites of an Endangered Plant in a Subtropical Urban Fire-Adapted Ecosystem
Author(s): K. S. Wendelberger and J. Maschinski
Journal: Restoration Ecology
Article Topic(s): Conservation assessment, Establishment methods, Rare plants, Reintroduction, Germination, Population viability analysis
Research Setting(s): Forest, Upland, Urban, Pine rockland
Species Referenced: Amorpha herbacea (Clusterspike false indigo),
AbstractInvestigates the microsite requirements of Amorpha herbacea var. crenulata in south Florida to determine planting sites for reintroduction. Litter layers 1-2 cm deep supported the highest germination while litter 0.5-2 cm deep supported the longest-lived seedlings. However, fire suppression has resulted in deeper litter layers in pine rockland habitat. Manual litter removal is recommended to improve seedling establishment and population persistence of this rare taxon.
Suggested CitationK. S. Wendelberger and J. Maschinski. "Linking Geographical Information Systems and Observational and Experimental Studies to Determine Optimal Seedling Microsites of an Endangered Plant in a Subtropical Urban Fire-Adapted Ecosystem." Restoration Ecology 17.6 (2009): 845-853.