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Seed Fate: Predation, Dispersal and Seedling Establishment

Edited By: PM Forget, JE Lambert, PE Hulme and SB Vander Wall

450 pages, Figs, tabs

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #144702 | ISBN: 0851998062
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £90.00 $114/€107 approx

About this book

Presents current knowledge of seed fate in both natural and human-disturbed landscapes, from various regions of the world. Habitats considered range from mountain and arid deserts in the temperate zone, to savanna and lowland rainforests in the tropical regions of the world. Particular attention is paid to plant diversity conservation when seed removal is affected by factors such as hunting, habitat fragmentation or intensive logging.


Contents

Effects on plant demography - a temperate perspective; The fate of seed banks: factors influencing seed survival for light-demanding species in moist tropical forests; Different plant species, seasons and spatial distributions; Seed predation, seed dispersal and habitat fragmentation; Selection, predation and dispersal of seeds by tree squirrels in temperate and boreal forests; Effects of large seeds on rodent populations; Diplochory and the evolution of seed dispersal; The role of dung beetles as secondary seed dispersers; Observing seed removal: remote video monitoring

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