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Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) plantations contribute to the regeneration of holly (Ilex aquifolium L.) in mediterranean central Spain

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dc.contributor.author Arrieta, Sagrario
dc.contributor.author Suárez Castro, Francisco
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-28T14:37:01Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-28T14:37:01Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Arrieta, S., & Suárez Castro, F. (2006). Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) plantations contribute to the regeneration of holly (Ilex aquifolium L.) in mediterranean central Spain. European Journal of Forest Research, 125(3), 271-279. spa
dc.identifier.issn 16124669
dc.identifier.issn 16124677
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/5509
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study is to evaluate the recruitment possibilities of holly (Ilex aquifolium L.) populations under Pinussylvestris plantations in the mountains of Central Spain. Population recruitment of holly under P. sylvestris L. plantations was studied at two localities. We sampled holly seed rain, seed bank, and seedling emergence and survival (of both emerged and planted seedlings) in both localities. Seed germination was analysed by randomly sowing Ilex seeds and their subsequent recollection and analysis over the following 3 years (only in one locality). Seed rain, seed bank and emerged seedling densities did not differ between localities. Seed bank density was between 10 and 20 seeds m↑−2, considerably higher than the observed seed rain (0.4–1.2 seeds m↑−2), and also higher than the emerged seedling density (0–4 seedlings m↑−2). But Ilex is not very efficient in germinating under pine forests (29.1% germination after 3 years). This may indicate a seed accumulation process of at least 5 years. Seedling survival for the first year differed among the studied sites (50–60 vs. 17%). Nevertheless these survival rates are higher than those found for the same seedling populations in different forest habitats (not Scots pine forests) from near locations. Differences in summer water stress between the study sites are proposed as the main cause of the observed differences in seedling survival. It is concluded that P. sylvestris forests may provide one of the best regeneration habitats for holly in the Mediterranean area, where this species is close to the Southern limit of its distribution. spa
dc.description.sponsorship SIN FINANCIACIÓN spa
dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.title Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) plantations contribute to the regeneration of holly (Ilex aquifolium L.) in mediterranean central Spain spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact 0.776 JCR (2006) Q3, 21/35 Forestry spa
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s10342-006-0121-y
dc.rights.accessRights closedAccess en
dc.subject.uem Árboles-España spa
dc.subject.unesco Botánica spa
dc.description.filiation UEM spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa


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