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Methods for Experiment 066 -

Plot establishment

Thirty species of seeds found at Cedar Creek spanning the observed range of seed masses were used. Seeds of a single species were added to three different types of .5m x .5m plot:
1) control (C),
2) above ground vegetation removed (disked = D),
3) above ground vegetation removed and seeds removed from the seed bank (B = methyl bromide).

Seeds were removed from the seed bank by fumigation with methyl bromide. All treatments were replicated three times, for each species, and for a no-seed-added control. Seeds were added in October, 1989.