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Dispersal of Calluna vulgaris (L.) Hull. seeds on severely burnt upland moorland

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Author(s): J.A. Gilbert | K.R. Butt

Journal: Mires and Peat
ISSN 1819-754X

Volume: 6;
Issue: 03;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: heather | peat | regeneration | seed trap | wildfire

ABSTRACT
From natural and manipulated experiments at 460 m a.s.l., traps were used to record the dispersal range of Calluna vulgaris seeds on an unvegetated post-wildfire site. Seeds were trapped to 50 m from source, although most (73%) were deposited within one metre of the parent plant. C. vulgaris seeds were not dispersed as far in these experiments as recorded in previous workers’ experiments on lowland grassland.

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