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Avian Seed Dispersal of an Invasive Shrub
The incorporation of an animal-dispersed exotic plant species into the diet of native frugivores can be an important step to that species becoming invasive. We investigated bird dispersal of LoniceraExpand
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The relative importance of landscape and community features in the invasion of an exotic shrub in a fragmented landscape
Although invasive plants are recognized as a major ecological problem, little is known of the relative importance of plant community characteristics versus landscape context in determiningExpand
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Effects of Leaf Litter on Establishment, Growth and Survival of Invasive Plant Seedlings in a Deciduous Forest
ABSTRACT Disturbance often promotes plant invasion. Small disturbances to the forest floor expose bare soil to light which may promote seed germination and establishment. We tested the hypothesisExpand
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Effects of Native and Non‐Native Grassland Plant Communities on Breeding Passerine Birds: Implications for Restoration of Northwest Bunchgrass Prairie
One common problem encountered when restoring grasslands is the prominence of non-native plant species. It is unclear what effect non-native plants have on habitat quality of grassland passerines,Expand
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Inundation of Playa Wetlands in the Western Great Plains Relative to Landcover Context
Playa wetlands in the western Great Plains of the United States are an essential component of the ecological and hydrological systems in the region. However, these wetlands are threatened throughExpand
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Do ungulates facilitate native and exotic plant spread? Seed dispersal by cattle, elk and deer in northeastern Oregon
Large domestic and native ungulates have the potential to disperse large quantities of seeds throughout the landscape. Many studies have found that ungulates are capable of dispersing seeds but fewExpand
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Dispersal of wetland plant seeds by mallards: Influence of gut passage on recovery, retention, and germination
Seed dispersal is an important process for plants, but may be particularly important for plants occurring in spatially isolated habitats like wetlands. Variation in the geographic distribution ofExpand
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The effects of thinning and burning on understory vegetation in North America: A meta-analysis
Abstract Management in fire-prone ecosystems relies widely upon application of prescribed fire and/or fire-surrogate (e.g., forest thinning) treatments to maintain biodiversity and ecosystemExpand
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Weather-related patterns of fruit abscission mask patterns of frugivory
Previous studies on frugivory in temperate bird-dispersed plants have concluded that fleshy fruits are removed more rapidly in cold than in warm winters. However, these studies do not distinguishExpand
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Sixty-Seven Years of Landscape Change in the Last, Large Remnant of the Pacific Northwest Bunchgrass Prairie
ABSTRACT: The Zumwalt Prairie in northeastern Oregon is the last large remnant of the Pacific Northwest Bunchgrass Prairie. Compared to other prairies in North America, relatively little is knownExpand
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