We look for spatial root segregation in an even-aged monospecific vegetation of spontaneous Scots pine seedlings. This is expected in case of below-ground competition for resources. We map the horizontal low-order lateral roots in two consecutive years and analyse spatial distribution relative to neughbour's positions. The relative importance of this below-ground interaction for seedling growth and thus population dynamics is analysed through competition models. Next step will be to integrated interspecific interactions between Scots pine and White birch seedlings in mixed regeneration.
terrestrial, forestry, forests, trees, natural regeneration, roots, competition, vegetation, structure, germination, tree seedlings ecology, Ecology, Forests, Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity, Belgium, Flanders, Vorselaar, Antwerp, Campine, Kempen, woody vascular plants, trees, Gymnospermae, Pinus sylvestris
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created:2011-12-14 14:18:59 UTC, source:biodiv