New Zealand Journal of Ecology (1984) 7: 204- 204
The regeneration of Beilschmiedia tawa in Pureora forest
- Department of Botany, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
[Abstract of a paper read at the Ecological Society Conference, 1983.]
Regeneration of tawa is principally achieved by seed. Two aspects of seed ecology are discussed:
1. seedfall variability, both spatial and temporal ('mast' seeding);The results are based on three seasons field work at Pureora Forest.
2. seed mortality (mainly due to possum and catepillar predators).