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Seed fate: predation, dispersal and seedling establishment.

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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 mountains and arid deserts in the temperate zone, to savannas and lowland rain forests in tropical regions. Particular attention is paid to plant diversity conservation when seed removal is affected by factors such as hunting, habitat ...

Chapter 23 (Page no: 379)

How to elucidate seed fate? A review of methods used to study seed removal and secondary seed dispersal.

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Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Seed fate pathways: filling the gap between parent and offspring. Author(s): Wall, S. B. vander Forget, P. M. Lambert, J. E. Hulme, P. E.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 9) Seed predator guilds, spatial variation in post-dispersal seed predation and potential effects on plant demography: a temperate perspective. Author(s): Hulme, P. E. Kollmann, J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 31) The fate of seed banks: factors influencing seed survival for light-demanding species in moist tropical forests. Author(s): Dalling, J. W.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 45) Frugivore-mediated interactions among bruchid beetles and palm fruits at Barro Colorado Island, Panama: implications for seed fate. Author(s): Silvius, K. M.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 55) Patterns of seed predation by vertebrate versus invertebrate seed predators among different plant species, seasons and spatial distributions. Author(s): Notman, E. M. Villegas, A. C.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 77) Seed predation and dispersal by peccaries throughout the neotropics and its consequences: a review and synthesis. Author(s): Beck, H.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 117) Seed predation, seed dispersal and habitat fragmentation: does context make a difference in tropical Australia? Author(s): Dennis, A. J. Lipsett-Moore, G. J. Harrington, G. N. Collins, E. N. Westcott, D. A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 137) The fate of primate-dispersed seeds: deposition pattern, dispersal distance and implications for conservation. Author(s): Lambert, J. E. Chapman, C. A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 151) Fallen fruits and terrestrial vertebrate frugivores: a case study in a lowland tropical rainforest in Peninsular Malaysia. Author(s): Yasuda, M. Miura, S. Ishii, N. Okuda, T. Hussein, N. A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 175) Myrmecochorous seed dispersal in temperate regions. Author(s): Mayer, V. Ölzant, S. Fischer, R. C.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 197) Scatterhoarding in mediterranean shrublands of the SW Cape, South Africa. Author(s): Midgley, J. J. Anderson, B.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 205) Selection, predation and dispersal of seeds by tree squirrels in temperate and boreal forests: are tree squirrels keystone granivores? Author(s): Steele, M. Wauters, L. A. Larsen, K. W.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 223) Jays, mice and oaks: predation and dispersal of Quercus robur and Q. petraea in North-western Europe. Author(s): Ouden, J. den Jansen, P. A. Smit, R.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 241) Walnut seed dispersal: mixed effects of tree squirrels and field mice with different hoarding ability. Author(s): Tamura, N. Katsuki, T. Hayashi, F.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 253) Influence of forest composition on tree seed predation and rodent responses: a comparison of monodominant and mixed temperate forests in Japan. Author(s): Hoshizaki, K. Miguchi, H.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 269) Impact of small rodents on tree seeds in temperate and subtropical forests, China. Author(s): Zhang ZhiBin Xiao ZhiShu Li HongJun
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 283) Rodent scatterhoarders as conditional mutualists. Author(s): Theimer, T. C.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 297) Diplochory and the evolution of seed dispersal. Author(s): Wall, S. B. vander Longland, W. S.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 315) Ants as seed dispersers of fleshy diaspores in Brazilian Atlantic forests. Author(s): Pizo, M. A. Passos, L. Oliveira, P. S.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 331) The role of dung beetles as secondary seed dispersers and their effect on plant regeneration in tropical rainforests. Author(s): Andresen, E. Feer, F.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 351) Post-dispersal seed fate of some cloud forest tree species in Costa Rica. Author(s): Wenny, D. G.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 363) Observing seed removal: remote video monitoring of seed selection, predation and dispersal. Author(s): Jansen, P. A. Ouden, J. den

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Département Ecologie et Gestion de la Biodiversité, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, UMR 5176 CNRS-MNHN, 4 avenue du Petit Château, F-91800 Brunoy, France.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2005
  • ISBN
  • 0851998062
  • Record Number
  • 20053005233