Ten Brink, Dirk-Jan2; Hendriksma, Harmen3; Bruun, Hans Henrik4
1 Ecology and Evolution, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Københavns Universitet2 Lund University3 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem4 Ecology and Evolution, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Københavns Universitet
a comparative study of herbs from forests and open habitats
This study examined the adaptive association between seed germination ecology and specialization to either forest or open habitats across a range of evolutionary lineages of seed plants, in order to test the hypotheses that (1) species' specialization to open vs. shaded habitats is consistently accompanied by specialization in their regeneration niche; and (2) species are thereby adapted to utilize different windows of opportunity in time (season) and space (habitat).
Annals of Botany, 2013, Vol 111, Issue 2, p. 283-292