A telemetric thread tag for tracking seed dispersal by scatter-hoarding rodents

@article{Hirsch2012ATT,
  title={A telemetric thread tag for tracking seed dispersal by scatter-hoarding rodents},
  author={Ben Hirsch and Roland Kays and Patrick A. Jansen},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={213},
  pages={933-943}
}
The seeds of many tree species are dispersed more than once, and this secondary seed dispersal is believed to enhance seedling recruitment. However, the effectiveness of secondary seed dispersal has rarely been assessed because it is difficult to track seeds until they die or germinate. We describe a new technique that uses thread tags attached to radio transmitters (telemetric thread tags) to track long-distance multistep seed dispersal by scatter-hoarding rodents. These telemetric thread tags… CONTINUE READING