Bushmeat Hunting Alters Recruitment of Large‐seeded Plant Species in Central Africa

@article{Vanthomme2010BushmeatHA,
  title={Bushmeat Hunting Alters Recruitment of Large‐seeded Plant Species in Central Africa},
  author={Hadrien P A Vanthomme and B. Bell{\'e} and P. Forget},
  journal={Biotropica},
  year={2010},
  volume={42},
  pages={672-679}
}
We investigated the effect of local hunting on plant recruitment at the community level in the Ngotto Forest, Central African Republic. It is the first study of this kind in the afrotropics. To compare our results with previous studies conducted in the neotropics, we used the protocol proposed byNu˜ nez-Iturri and Howe. We compared animal relative abundances and seed length, density and diversity of seedlings at two sites with contrasting anthropogenic pressures: one with low hunting pressure… Expand

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