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Effects of canopy opening on recruitment in Clethra alnifolia L (Clethraceae) populations in central New Jersey wetland forests
Author(s): R. A. Jordan and J. M. Hartman
Publication Type: Article
Journal: Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club
Article Topic(s): Disturbance,Light,Morphology
Research Setting(s): Forest,Road
Species Referenced: Clethra alnifolia (Coastal pepperbush),
AbstractAssesses how Clethra alnifolia responds to canopy disturbance. Growth was greater in canopy gaps while recruitment was greater in the closed canopy forest. Stem density and flowering increased in a cleared powerline right-of-way. This species demonstrated a "light flexible" response to disturbance. Forest populations regenerated through vegetative production but sexual reproduction occurred only where there were significant gaps in the canopy.
Suggested CitationR. A. Jordan and J. M. Hartman. "Effects of canopy opening on recruitment in Clethra alnifolia L (Clethraceae) populations in central New Jersey wetland forests." Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 123.4 (1996): 286-294.