publication . Article . 2012

Restoration ecology: aiding and abetting secondary succession on abandoned peat mines in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, Canada

P.J. Vander Kloet; T.S. Avery; S.P. Vander Kloet; G.R. Milton;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2012 Journal: Mires and Peat, volume 10, issue 9, pages 1-20
  • Publisher: International Mire Conservation Group and International Peat Society
The efficacy of using vegetative clumps derived from seeds with a variety of origins to establish nuclei for regeneration of bog vegetation on abandoned peat mines in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick (Canada) was tested using seeds within scats (excrement) and seeds from berries, various techniques for creating clumps, and different clump sizes. Direct placement of scat pieces on peat in the field did not produce successful colonisation. Vegetative clumps begun in a greenhouse, whether from seeds extracted from scats or berries, were 60–100 % successful when transplanted into abandoned peat mines depending on the initial size of the transplant. Based on annual grow...
free text keywords: animal dispersed seeds, berries, bog restoration, dwarf shrubs, peatland regeneration, lcsh:Ecology, lcsh:QH540-549.5
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