Tree fern trunks facilitate seedling regeneration in a productive lowland temperate rain forest

An exploration of the competitive and facilitative effects of two tree fern species, Cyatheasmithii and Dicksoniasquarrosa, on the epiphytic regeneration of tree species in nutrient-rich alluvial forests in New Zealand as an alternative to forest floor regeneration where competition is greater.

Gaxiola, A.; Burrows, L.E.; Coomes, D.A.