The gap “paradigm” has been a central concept in forest dynamics for nearly a century, yet a clear understanding of how gaps contribute to tree species composition and diversity has been elusive and controversial. I shall report results from two long-term projects, one focused on how gaps influence the seed rain and pattern of subsequent sapling recruitment and another on how gap formation alters the pattern of tree recruitment and creates opportunities for light-demanding species. We shall see, contrary to some claims in the literature, that gaps are not “neutral” with respect to tree recruitment and that they contribute importantly to tree species diversity.
Speaker: Prof. John Terborgh
Affiliation: University of Florida
Time: 4:30 PM, Tuesday, Sep. 20, 2022
Venue: ZOOM 会议平台 会议 ID：312 430 8960 会议密码 PWD：666666
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会议 ID：312 430 8960