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Analysis of Kissimmee River floodplain seed dispersal for vegetation community restoration

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Date Issued:
2012
Summary:
This research examined the influence of hydrochory (seed dispersal via water), anemochory (seed dispersal via wind), and zoochory (seed dispersal by animals) on the re-establishment of the important floodplain vegetation communities of the Kissimmee River floodplain. Fifty-eight seed species were identified from 19,849 and 43, 894 seeds trapped in hydrochory traps in sites north and south of Oak Creek, respectively. Seeds trapped by anemochory were measurable but were found to be far less important than hydrochory, while results showed no evidence of zoochory .... A number of interafting factors, e.g. hydrology, lack of remnants, seed phenology, etc. are limiting the dispersal of broadleaf marsh species north of Oak Creek, delaying range, expansion, and further community restoration.
Title: Analysis of Kissimmee River floodplain seed dispersal for vegetation community restoration.
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Name(s): Mezza, Garren.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Center for Environmental Studies
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 2012
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: viii, 63 p. : ill. (some col.)
Language(s): English
Summary: This research examined the influence of hydrochory (seed dispersal via water), anemochory (seed dispersal via wind), and zoochory (seed dispersal by animals) on the re-establishment of the important floodplain vegetation communities of the Kissimmee River floodplain. Fifty-eight seed species were identified from 19,849 and 43, 894 seeds trapped in hydrochory traps in sites north and south of Oak Creek, respectively. Seeds trapped by anemochory were measurable but were found to be far less important than hydrochory, while results showed no evidence of zoochory .... A number of interafting factors, e.g. hydrology, lack of remnants, seed phenology, etc. are limiting the dispersal of broadleaf marsh species north of Oak Creek, delaying range, expansion, and further community restoration.
Identifier: 830845923 (oclc), 3358754 (digitool), FADT3358754 (IID), fau:4039 (fedora)
Note(s): by Garren Mezza.
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2012.
Includes bibliography.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
System requirements: Adobe Reader.
Subject(s): Seeds -- Dispersal -- Florida -- Kissimmee River Watershed
Floodplain ecology -- Florida -- Kissimmee River Watershed
Wetland restoration -- Florida -- Kissimmee River Watershed
Kissimmee River Valley (Fla.)
Restoration ecology -- Florida -- Kissimmee River Watershed
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Owner Institution: FAU