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Title: The seedling survivorship and growth of three Shorea species in a Malaysian tropical rain forest
Authors: Turner, I.M. 
Issue Date: 1990
Source: Turner, I.M. (1990). The seedling survivorship and growth of three Shorea species in a Malaysian tropical rain forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology 6 (4) : 469-478. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Investigated the establishment and seedling survival of Shorea curtisii, S. multiflora and S. pauciflora at Pantai Aceh Forest Reserve, Penang. Under shaded conditions none of the species grew beyond the 2-leaf stage over their 1st year. Shorea multiflora seedlings suffered a 72% mortality, significantly lower than that of S. pauciflora (89%) and S. curtisii (93%). The major cause of mortality appeared to be drought, though S. curtisii was also prone to predation by small mammals. In a gap, S. curtisii seeds probably germinated less well but seedling survival (28% vs 7%) and growth were better than canopy-shaded conspecifics. Seedlings in gaps escaped small mammal predation. -from Author
Source Title: Journal of Tropical Ecology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/99779
ISSN: 02664674
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