Can Soil Seed Banks Contribute to the Restoration of Dune Slacks under Conservation Management?

Plassmann, K., N. Brown, M.L.M. Jones and G. Edwards-Jones

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Does the soil seed bank resemble the former early successional stages of a dune slack system more than the established later successional vegetation? Does it have the potential to contribute to the conservation of a highly endangered habitat? The soil seed bank can be expected to contribute to vegetation change after disturbance. Stimulation of germination from the seed bank through management may contribute to the conservation of both characteristic and threatened species typical of dune slacks.

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Peer-reviewed Article

Applied Vegetation Science