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Seeds: the ecology of regeneration in plant communities.

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Chapter 11 (Page no: 261)

The role of temperature in the regulation of seed dormancy and germination.

Experimental approaches to understanding seed germination behaviour are constantly being refined. One of the features of seed biology research during the last decade or so has been a much greater integration of laboratory and field-based studies than hitherto. Such approaches have improved the interpretation of data in an ecological context and thus our understanding of the role of temperature in the timing of germination in natural seed populations. This chapter highlights these recent advances.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Reproductive allocation in plants. Author(s): Bazzaz, F. A. Ackerly, D. D. Reekie, E. G.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 31) The evolutionary ecology of seed size. Author(s): Leishman, M. R. Wright, I. J. Moles, A. T. Westoby, M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 59) Maternal effects on seeds during development. Author(s): Gutterman, Y.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 85) The ecology of seed dispersal. Author(s): Willson, M. F. Traveset, A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 111) Animals as seed dispersers. Author(s): Stiles, E. W.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 125) Fruits and frugivory. Author(s): Jordano, P.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 167) Seed predators and plant population dynamics. Author(s): Crawley, M. J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 183) Dormancy, viability and longevity. Author(s): Murdoch, A. J. Ellis, R. H.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 215) The functional ecology of soil seed banks. Author(s): Thompson, K.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 237) Seed responses to light. Author(s): Pons, T. L.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 293) Effect of chemical environment on seed germination. Author(s): Hilhorst, H. W. M. Karssen, C. M.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 311) Role of fire in regeneration from seed. Author(s): Keeley, J. E. Fotheringham, C. J.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 311) Role of fire in regeneration from seed. Author(s): Keeley, J. E. Fotheringham, C. J.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 331) Ecology of seedling regeneration. Author(s): Kitajima, K. Fenner, M.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 361) The contribution of seedling regeneration to the structure and dynamics of plant communities, ecosystems and larger units of the landscape. Author(s): Grime, J. P. Hillier, S. H.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 375) Gaps and seedling colonization. Author(s): Bullock, J. M.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Seed Conservation Department, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, West Sussex, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2000
  • ISBN
  • 0851994326
  • Record Number
  • 20083076657