Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

CABI Book Chapter

Invasive plant ecology in natural and agricultural systems.

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Chapter 6 (Page no: 71)

From seed to seedling.

This chapter discusses the different aspects of fruit and seed production (seed set and fruit and seed polymorphisms), seed dispersal (primary and secondary seed dispersal, humans as seed dispersal agents and long distance dispersal), seed banks and seed dormancy, seed germination and seedling emergence and establishment. Adaptation mechanisms that increase the likelihood of survival, such as production of many seeds, increased resource allocation to seeds so that more germinate and being dormant in the seed bank until the arrival of ideal growing conditions, are also highlighted.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction to invasion ecology. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 8) The distribution and abundance of populations. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 25) The structure and dynamics of populations. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 46) Sexual reproduction. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 58) Asexual reproduction. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 85) Growing up, getting old and dying. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 97) Competition. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 110) Herbivory, parasitism and mutualism. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 124) Basic community concepts and diversity. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 141) Community dynamics: succession and assembly. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 164) Landscape scales and invasive species. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 177) Molecular ecology: applications for invasive plants. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 186) Plant invasions: a synthesis. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.