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Advantages of seed dispersal: A re-evaluation of directed dispersal

  title={Advantages of seed dispersal: A re-evaluation of directed dispersal},
  author={Daniel G. Wenny},
  journal={Evolutionary Ecology Research},
  • D. Wenny
  • Published 2001
  • Environmental Science
  • Evolutionary Ecology Research
Seed dispersal can be advantageous (1) in escape from density- or distance-dependent seed and seedling mortality, (2) by colonization of suitable sites unpredictable in space and time, and (3) by directed dispersal to particular sites with a relatively high probability of survival. Most previous research on the consequences of seed dispersal has focused on escape and colonization because adaptations ensuring directed dispersal are not expected under the paradigm of diffuse mutualism that… 
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