UK Germination Toolbox: References & Links
The following may be useful.
- Baskin, C.C. and Baskin, J.M. (1998). Seeds: Ecology, biogeography, and evolution of dormancy and germination. Academic Press, San Diego, USA. xiv + 666 pp.
- Baskin, C.C. and Baskin, J.M. (2003a). Classification, Biogeography and Phylogenetic Relationships of Seed Dormancy. Chapter 28, In Smith, R.D., Dickie, J.B., Linington, S.H., Pritchard, H.W. & Probert, R.J. (eds) Seed Conservation: Turning Science Into Practice. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 253-279.
- Baskin, C.C. and Baskin, J.M. (2003b). WHEN BREAKING SEED DORMANCY IS A PROBLEM - Try a Move-along Experiment. Native Plants, Spring 2003. Native Plant Network, USA.
- Fitter, A . H. and Peat, H. J. (1994). The Ecological Flora Database, Journal of Ecology, 82, 415-425.
- Hijmans, R.J., S.E. Cameron, J.L. Parra, P.G. Jones and A. Jarvis, 2005). Very high resolution interpolated climate surfaces for global land areas. International Journal of Climatology 25: 1965-1978.
- Hill, M.O., Preston, C.D. & Roy, D.B. (2004). PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish Plants: Status, Size, Life History, Geography and Habitats. Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK. ISBN 1870393740, 72pp.
Plus; two further examples of the use of local climatic conditions to set successful germination environments:
- Hoyle G.L. et al (2008) Mimicking a semi-arid tropical environment achieves dormancy alleviation for seeds of Australian native Goodeniaceae and Asteraceae. Annals of Botany 101, 701-708
- Merritt D.J. et al. (2007) Seed dormancy and germination stimulation syndromes for Australian temperate species. Australian Journal of Bot. 55, 336-344.
The following book gives an excellent introduction to the general subject of seed ecology; and the effects of environmental factors on seed germination and dormancy in particular:
- Fenner M. & Thompson K. (2005). The Ecology of Seeds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 260 pp.
- FloraLocale – promoting the use of UK native species, of appropriate provenance in vegetation restoration, including approved suppliers of seeds.
- Millennium Seed Bank Partnership (MSBP), and its UK native species programme
- Plantlife– concerned with protecting and conserving the native flora of the United Kingdom.
- Seed Information Database (SID), (RBG Kew)
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