Resource Details

Reforestation of Abandoned Pastures: Seed Ecology of Native Species and Production of Indigenous Plant Material

Literature: Books or Book Chapters

Stimm, B., Beck, E., Günter, S., Aguirre, N., Cueva, E., Mosandl, R. & Weber, M. 2008, "Reforestation of Abandoned Pastures: Seed Ecology of Native Species and Production of Indigenous Plant Material" in Gradients in a Tropical Mountain Ecosystem of Ecuador, ed. R. Mosandl, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 417-429.



  • TU-München Institute of Silviculture Am Hochanger 13 85354 Freising Germany
  • Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen Spezielle Botanik, Mykologie und Botanischer Garten Auf der Morgenstelle 1 72076 Tübingen Germany
  • Universidad Nacional de Loja Department of Forest Ecology Ecuador
  • University of Bayreuth Department of Plant Physiology, Bayreuth Centre for Ecology and Ecosystem Research (BayCEER) 95440 Bayreuth Germany
  • Fundacion Naturaleza y Cultura Internacional Av. Pío Jaramillo Alvarado y Venezuela Loja Ecuador
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    Gradients in a Tropical Mountain Ecosystem of Ecuador

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    • This book chapter provides important considerations for sustainable native species reforestation efforts.
    • The authors express that although using native species is more prevalent than ever before, there has been little attention to the provenance of the trees used and the genetic diversity within species.
    • They recommend significant improvement in the production of adequate native seedlings in tree nurseries, through setting priority species and understanding their phenology.
    • Piptocoma discolor, Tabebuia chrysantha, Myrica pubescens, Cedrela montana, Purdiaea nutans, and Inga spp flower during the less humid parts of the year, while Clethera revoluta, Heliocarpus americanus, Isertia laevis, Viburnum spp, and vismia tomentosa flower during the wettest season. Piptocoma, Tabebuia, and Myrica fruit when it is still the less humid season, however, Cedrela, Clethra, Heliocarpus, Inga, and Vismia fruit during the wet season.
    • Additionally, the authors stress the importance of comparing the phenology of the same species at different sites.
    • They present that the flowering of Cedrela montana starts two months earlier at the "El Bosque" reserve than at the RBSF.
    • Finally, they recommend germination experiments and the establishment of competent national and regional tree seed banks in Ecuador.

    Geographical Region

  • Andean Region
  • Ecosystems

  • Montane Forest
  • Country

  • Ecuador
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