Buried viable propagules as a factor in post-fire regeneration in northern Saskatchewan
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): O. W. Archibold
Publication Year: 1979

Cataloging Information

  • Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
  • Betula papyrifera
  • boreal
  • boreal forests
  • buds
  • Canada
  • Carex
  • competition
  • coniferous forests
  • Cornus canadensis
  • Cornus stolonifera
  • Corylus cornuta
  • disturbance
  • fire
  • fire adaptations
  • fire intensity
  • fire size
  • forest regeneration
  • germination testing
  • grasslike plants
  • herbaceous vegetation
  • Hylocomium
  • lightning caused fires
  • Linnaea borealis
  • Maianthemum canadense
  • mineral soil
  • mosses
  • Picea glauca
  • plant growth
  • population density
  • Populus balsamifera
  • Populus tremuloides
  • post-fire recovery
  • propagules
  • Prunus pensylvanica
  • regeneration
  • regeneration rate
  • reproduction
  • roots
  • sampling
  • Saskatchewan
  • Saskatchewan
  • seed dormancy
  • seed germination
  • seedlings
  • seeds
  • soil moisture
  • soil properties
  • soils
  • sprouting
  • statistical analysis
  • succession
  • understory vegetation
  • Vaccinium myrtilloides
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 3474
Tall Timbers Record Number: 636
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Soils collected from seven sample plots in a burned mixed-wood area in northern Saskatchewan were held under optimum laboratory conditions to determine the number of viable seeds and latent underground buds. A total of 270 plants developed, representing a rate of emergence of 426 plants/m^2 of which 87% originated from seed and 13% from remnant roots or rhizomes. In addition, 19 birch seeds were extracted from the soil following the germination tests giving a total count of 456 propagules/m2. Tree species accounted for 42.9% of this total.

Online Link(s):
Archibold, O. W. 1979. Buried viable propagules as a factor in post-fire regeneration in northern Saskatchewan. Canadian Journal of Botany 57(1):54-58.