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Are you strong enough to carry that seed? Seed size/body size ratios influence seed choices by rodents
Granivorous rodents prefer large seeds because they offer a higher nutrient content, but such preferences may be counterbalanced by the higher costs of handling and transporting larger seeds. WeExpand
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Rodents change acorn dispersal behaviour in response to ungulate presence
Small rodents are prominent seed predators, but they also favour plant recruitment as seed dispersers. The direct interactions of ungulates on plants are more one-sided and negative, as they mainlyExpand
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Satiation of predispersal seed predators: the importance of considering both plant and seed levels
Plants can reduce the fitness costs of granivory by satiating seed predators. The most common satiation mechanism is the production of large crops, which ensures that a proportion of the seedsExpand
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Seed choice by rodents: learning or inheritance?
Learning plays a central role in animal life, and it has received special attention in the context of foraging. In this study, we have tested whether learning operates in seed choices by rodentsExpand
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Ungulates, rodents, shrubs: interactions in a diverse Mediterranean ecosystem
Abstract Ungulate abundance has increased dramatically worldwide, having strong impacts on ecosystem functioning. High ungulate densities can reduce the abundance, diversity and/or body condition ofExpand
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Multi-trophic effects of ungulate intraguild predation on acorn weevils
Predators and parasitoids may contribute to controlling the population sizes of phytophagous insects, and this has been shown to benefit plants. Phytophagous insects may also be killed by otherExpand
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Effect of Weekend Road Traffic on the Use of Space by Raptors
The traffic load near large cities may show dramatic cyclical changes induced by weekend tourism, and this could induce cyclical changes in the activity patterns of wildlife. We studied a 19-km-longExpand
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Pre‐dispersal acorn predation in mixed oak forests: interspecific differences are driven by the interplay among seed phenology, seed size and predator size
Summary 1. Pre-dispersal seed predation (PSP) often occurs in multi-host–predator systems (e.g. several plant species exposed to a common array of granivorous insects). However, whether theExpand
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Temporal variation of heterozygosity‐based assortative mating and related benefits in a lesser kestrel population
Heterozygosity as a target of mate choice has received much attention in recent years and there is growing evidence supporting its role in the evolution of mate preferences. In this study we analyseExpand
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Numerous experimental studies providing extra food have concluded that food availability at the beginning of the breeding season constrains the start of egg-laying for female birds (Food SupplyExpand
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