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New Multicentury Evidence for Dispersal Limitation during Primary Succession
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences. Teshio Experimental Forest, Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere, Hokkaido University, Toikanbetsu, Horonobe, 098-2943, Hokkaido, Japan; and Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences, Yokohama National University, Japan.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences. Department of Biology, University of Regina, Regina, Canada.
2016 (English)In: American Naturalist, ISSN 0003-0147, E-ISSN 1537-5323, Vol. 187, no 6, 804-811 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

Primary succession is limited by both ecosystem development and plant dispersal, but the extent to which dispersal constrains succession over the long-term is unknown. We compared primary succession along two co-occurring arctic chronosequences with contrasting spatial scales: sorted circles that span a few meters and may have few dispersal constraints and glacial forelands that span several kilometers and may have greater dispersal constraints. Dispersal constraints slowed primary succession by centuries: plots were dominated by cryptogams after 20 years on circles but after 270 years on forelands; plots supported deciduous plants after 100 years on circles but after >400 years on forelands. Our study provides century-scale evidence suggesting that dispersal limitations constrain the rate of primary succession in glacial forelands.

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2016. Vol. 187, no 6, 804-811 p.
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arctic, biomass, ecosystem development, foreland, glacier, growth form, soil C, sorted circle
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Ecology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-123357DOI: 10.1086/686199ISI: 000376271400012PubMedID: 27172599OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-123357DiVA: diva2:946539
Available from: 2016-07-05 Created: 2016-07-01 Last updated: 2016-07-05Bibliographically approved

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