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Ecology of tree seed and seedlings: Implications for tropical forest conservation and restoration

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Khurana, E. & Singh, J.S. 2001, "Ecology of tree seed and seedlings: Implications for tropical forest conservation and restoration", Current Science, vol. 80, no. 6, pp. 748-757.

Contact Info

Corresponding Author: jssingh@banaras.ernet.in

Affiliations

  •  Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221 005, India

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Indian Academy of Sciences

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Description

  • This article reviews the information available on germination and seedling growth pertinent to tropical forest conservation and restoration, examining the various processes and factors that seeds are exposed to.
  • Practitioners must pay attention to seed dormancy which varies especially between dry forest and rainforest species. 
  • The optimal conditions for seed germination and seedling growth for each species depend on the following factors: light sensitivity, temperature, moisture, fire, disturbance, ambient carbon dioxide, seed size, predators and parasites, and provenance.
  • Germination and seedling growth may also be influenced by whether the species is an early or late successional species. 
  • The authors conclude with a brief summary of the implications that germination and seedling growth have in India.

Geographical Region

  • South Asia
  • Ecosystems

  • General
  • Country

  • India
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