This week the Baskins are coming to host a workshop on seed germination at the University of Minnesota. They are professors and study germination requirements of many species, especially focusing on germination with an ecological perspective. They wrote a wonderful book on seed germination and are well-known experts in their field.
The following link has the handouts for the workshop. The Baskins allowed the files to be put on this site (perhaps temporarily?). Perhaps others would be interested in viewing them as well.