Directed seed dispersal towards areas with low conspecific tree density by a scatter-hoarding rodent.


Scatter-hoarding animals spread out cached seeds to reduce density-dependent theft of their food reserves. This behaviour could lead to directed dispersal into areas with lower densities of conspecific trees, where seed and seedling survival are higher, and could profoundly affect the spatial structure of plant communities. We tested this hypothesis with… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/ele.12000


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