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Ten-year seed bank and vegetation dynamics of a tidal freshwater marsh
Author(s): M. A. Leck and R. L. Simpson
Journal: American Journal of Botany
Article Topic(s): Community level survey,Succession,Germination
Research Setting(s): Wetland,Coastal
Species Referenced: Bidens laevis (Smooth beggartick),
AbstractDescribes a ten year experiment on recruitment and establishment in a tidal freshwater marsh along the Delaware River. Species demonstrated unique patterns and there were significant fluctuations from year to year. Four annual species, including Bidens laevis, comprised over 90% of the seed bank and seedlings.
Suggested CitationM. A. Leck and R. L. Simpson. "Ten-year seed bank and vegetation dynamics of a tidal freshwater marsh." American Journal of Botany 82.12 (1995): 1547-1557.