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The evolutionary ecology of mast seeding.
  • D. Kelly
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Trends in ecology & evolution
  • 1 December 1994
The past seven years have seen a revolution in understanding the causes of mast seeding In perennial plants. Before 1987, the two main theories were resource matching (i.e. plants vary theirExpand
▪ Abstract For many years biologists have debated whether mast seeding (the synchronous intermittent production of large seed crops in perennial plants) results from weather conditions or is anExpand
Predation and other factors currently limiting New Zealand forest birds.
Holdaway (1989) described three phases of historical extinctions and declines in New Zealand avifauna, the last of which (Group III, declining 1780-1986) was associated with European hunting, habitatExpand
Of mast and mean: differential-temperature cue makes mast seeding insensitive to climate change.
Mast-seeding plants often produce high seed crops the year after a warm spring or summer, but the warm-temperature model has inconsistent predictive ability. Here, we show for 26 long-term data setsExpand
Mutualisms with the wreckage of an avifauna: the status of bird pollination and fruit- dispersal in New Zealand
Worldwide declines in bird numbers have recently renewed interest in how well bird-plant mutualisms are functioning. In New Zealand, it has been argued that bird pollination was relativelyExpand
Assessing the benefits of frugivory for seed germination: the importance of the deinhibition effect
Summary 1Many studies have examined the effects of frugivores on the germination of seeds of fleshy fruited plants. However, three key issues are rarely addressed: the need to measure germination ofExpand
Dissecting components of population‐level variation in seed production and the evolution of masting behavior
Koenig, W. D., Kelly, D., Sork, V. L., Duncan, R. P., Elkinton, J. S., Peltonen, M. S. and Westfall, R. D. 2003. Dissecting components of population-level variation in seed production and theExpand
Snow Tussocks, Chaos, and the Evolution of Mast Seeding
One hitherto intractable problem in studying mast seeding (synchronous intermittent heavy flowering by a population of perennial plants) is determining the relative roles of weather, plant reserves,Expand
The Need to Quantify Ecosystem Services Provided By Birds
— 1 — The Auk, Vol. 128, Number 1, pages 1−14. ISSN 0004-8038, electronic ISSN 1938-4254.  2011 by The American Ornithologists’ Union. All rights reserved. Please direct all requests for permissionExpand