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Aerial and soil seed banks enable populations of an annual species to cope with an unpredictable dune ecosystem

Ruiru Gao, Xuejun Yang, Fan Yang, Lingling Wei, Zhenying Huang and Jeffrey L. Walck.

in Annals of Botany

June 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Ecology; Plant Physiology. 6987 words.

Background and Aims

Simultaneous formation of aerial and soil seed banks by a species provides a mechanism for population maintenance in unpredictable...

Clarifying the role of fire heat and daily temperature fluctuations as germination cues for Mediterranean Basin obligate seeders

Victor M. Santana, M. Jaime Baeza and M. Carmen Blanes.

in Annals of Botany

January 2013; p ublished online November 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Ecology; Plant Physiology. 5887 words.

Background and Aims

This study aims to determine the role that both direct effects of fire and subsequent daily temperature fluctuations play in the seed...

Climate warming could increase recruitment success in glacier foreland plants

Andrea Mondoni, Simone Pedrini, Giulietta Bernareggi, Graziano Rossi, Thomas Abeli, Robin J. Probert, Michele Ghitti, Costantino Bonomi and Simone Orsenigo.

in Annals of Botany

November 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Ecology; Plant Physiology. 6778 words.

Background and Aims Glacier foreland plants are highly threatened by global warming. Regeneration from seeds on deglaciated terrain will be crucial for successful migration and...

Conditional cold avoidance drives between-population variation in germination behaviour in Calluna vulgaris

Joachim P. Spindelböck, Zoë Cook, Matthew I. Daws, Einar Heegaard, Inger E. Måren and Vigdis Vandvik.

in Annals of Botany

September 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Ecology; Plant Physiology. 5876 words.

Background and Aims

Across their range, widely distributed species are exposed to a variety of climatic and other environmental conditions, and accordingly...

Contribution of above- and below-ground plant traits to the structure and function of grassland soil microbial communities

N. Legay, C. Baxendale, K. Grigulis, U. Krainer, E. Kastl, M. Schloter, R. D. Bardgett, C. Arnoldi, M. Bahn, M. Dumont, F. Poly, T. Pommier, J. C. Clément and S. Lavorel.

in Annals of Botany

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Ecology; Plant Physiology. 8221 words.

Background and Aims

Abiotic properties of soil are known to be major drivers of the microbial community within it. Our understanding of how soil microbial...

Ecological significance and complexity of N-source preference in plants

Dev T. Britto and Herbert J. Kronzucker.

in Annals of Botany

October 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Ecology; Plant Physiology. 5799 words.

Background

Plants can utilize two major forms of inorganic N: NO3 (nitrate) and NH4 + (ammonium). In some cases, the preference of...

Ecological significance of seed desiccation sensitivity in Quercus ilex

Thierry Joët, Jean-Marc Ourcival and Stéphane Dussert.

in Annals of Botany

April 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Ecology; Plant Physiology. 5984 words.

Background and Aims

Several widespread tree species of temperate forests, such as species of the genus Quercus, produce recalcitrant (desiccation-sensitive)...

Habitat specialization through germination cueing: a comparative study of herbs from forests and open habitats

Dirk-Jan ten Brink, Harmen Pieter Hendriksma and Hans Henrik Bruun.

in Annals of Botany

February 2013; p ublished online November 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Ecology; Plant Physiology. 6437 words.

Background and Aims

This study examined the adaptive association between seed germination ecology and specialization to either forest or open habitats across...

The impact of elevated carbon dioxide on the phosphorus nutrition of plants: a review

Jian Jin, Caixian Tang and Peter Sale.

in Annals of Botany

November 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Ecology; Plant Physiology. 12211 words.

Background Increasing attention is being focused on the influence of rapid increases in atmospheric CO2 concentration on nutrient cycling in ecosystems. An understanding of how...

A local dormancy cline is related to the seed maturation environment, population genetic composition and climate

Eduardo Fernández-Pascual, Borja Jiménez-Alfaro, Juli Caujapé-Castells, Ruth Jaén-Molina and Tomás Emilio Díaz.

in Annals of Botany

September 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Ecology; Plant Physiology. 6590 words.

Background and Aims

Seed dormancy varies within species in response to climate, both in the long term (through ecotypes or clines) and in the short term...