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Analysis of a hyper-diverse seed dispersal network: modularity and underlying mechanisms.
Mutualistic interactions involving pollination and ant-plant mutualistic networks typically feature tightly linked species grouped in modules. However, such modularity is infrequent in seed dispersalExpand
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The dimensionality of ecological networks.
How many dimensions (trait-axes) are required to predict whether two species interact? This unanswered question originated with the idea of ecological niches, and yet bears relevance today forExpand
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Defaunation affects carbon storage in tropical forests
Populations of large frugivores are declining in tropical rainforests with potential consequences for carbon storage and climate. Carbon storage is widely acknowledged as one of the most valuableExpand
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Big Fish are the Best: Seed Dispersal of Bactris glaucescens by the Pacu Fish (Piaractus mesopotamicus) in the Pantanal, Brazil
We studied the potential role as seed disperser of the pacu fish (Piaractus mesopotamicus, Characidae) in the Pantanal of Brazil. The most important food item in the diet of the pacu in the wetExpand
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Polinização e dispersão de sementes em Myrtaceae do Brasil
Myrtaceae is one of the most important plant families in Brazilian vegetation, especially forests. Its white, hermaphrodite flowers, with numerous stamens, and the fleshy fruits are exploited by aExpand
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Seed dispersal and predation in two populations of Cabralea canjerana (Meliaceae) in the Atlantic Forest of southeastern Brazil
The seed dispersal system of a neotropical tree, Cabralea canjerana (Meliaceae), was studied in two forested areas in southeastern Brazil. The first study site, Parque Estadual Intervales (PEI), is aExpand
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Interaction between ants and seeds of a nonmyrmecochorous neotropical tree, Cabralea canjerana (Meliaceae), in the Atlantic forest of southeast Brazil.
On the forest floor of two Atlantic forest sites in southeast Brazil, we recorded 26 ant species (12 genera) interacting with the seeds of Cabralea canjerana (Meliaceae), a typical ornithochorousExpand
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Seed-dispersal interactions in fragmented landscapes - a metanetwork approach.
Mutualistic interactions repeatedly preserved across fragmented landscapes can scale-up to form a spatial metanetwork describing the distribution of interactions across patches. We explored theExpand
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Fruit and seed exploitation by small rodents of the Brazilian Atlantic forest
Dans la Foret Atlantique Bresilienne (FAB) il y a aux moins 57 especes de rongeurs dont la plupart sont omnivores. Ces especes consomment frequemment des fruits et des graines. Cependant, le role deExpand
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Seed deposition patterns and the survival of seeds and seedlings of the palm Euterpe edulis
The seed deposition pattern created by a seed dispe rser is one of the components of the efficiency of a species as seed disperser, and ulti mately may influence the recruitment of a plant species.Expand
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