New Multicentury Evidence for Dispersal Limitation during Primary Succession. Makoto, K. & Wilson, S. D. The American Naturalist, 187(6):804–811, March, 2016.
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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 \textgreater400 years on forelands. Our study provides century-scale evidence suggesting that dispersal limitations constrain the rate of primary succession in glacial forelands.
@article{makoto_new_2016,
	title = {New {Multicentury} {Evidence} for {Dispersal} {Limitation} during {Primary} {Succession}},
	volume = {187},
	issn = {0003-0147},
	url = {http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/686199},
	doi = {10.1086/686199},
	abstract = {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 {\textgreater}400 years on forelands. Our study provides century-scale evidence suggesting that dispersal limitations constrain the rate of primary succession in glacial forelands.},
	number = {6},
	urldate = {2017-02-07},
	journal = {The American Naturalist},
	author = {Makoto, K. and Wilson, Scott D.},
	month = mar,
	year = {2016},
	keywords = {arctic, biomass, ecosystem development, foreland, glacier, growth form, soil C, sorted circle},
	pages = {804--811},
}
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