Demographic cost of reproduction in a neotropical herb: an experimental field study

Carol C Horvitz, D. W. Schemske

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Abstract

Experimentally created low- and high-reproductive-effort plants in a field population in Veracruz, Mexico, of Calathea ovandensis (Marantaceae), and measured subsequent growth, survival, and reproduction. During the season subsequent to the experimental treatment, there were no significant differences in survival, growth, or reproduction between treatments. Thus, for long-lived perennial plants, an increase in reproduction may not result in a demographic cost. -Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1741-1745
Number of pages5
JournalEcology
Volume69
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988

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Demographic cost of reproduction in a neotropical herb : an experimental field study. / Horvitz, Carol C; Schemske, D. W.

In: Ecology, Vol. 69, No. 6, 01.12.1988, p. 1741-1745.

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