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Early Mortality and Survival of Self-Sown Seedlings in Glenfeshie, Inverness-Shire

John Miles
Journal of Ecology
Vol. 61, No. 1 (Mar., 1973), pp. 93-98
DOI: 10.2307/2258919
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2258919
Page Count: 6
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Early Mortality and Survival of Self-Sown Seedlings in Glenfeshie, Inverness-Shire
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Abstract

Early mortality of self-sown seedlings was examined on naturally disturbed and undisturbed ground at seven different sites in an upland area of red deer range. Mean mortality between early July and early October 1969 was 65% on undisturbed and 38% on disturbed ground. Of the seedlings surviving in October 59% and 83% respectively died or disappeared by May 1970. Similar mortalities were observed in the period September 1970-May 1971. Establishment on undisturbed ground was only about a tenth of that on disturbed ground. Seedling densities on disturbed ground bore no relation to the area of bare soil at any given time. The results and their significance for range management are discussed.

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