Dispersal of Bryophytes and Ferns is Facilitated by Small Mammals in the Boreal Forest

@article{Barb2016DispersalOB,
  title={Dispersal of Bryophytes and Ferns is Facilitated by Small Mammals in the Boreal Forest},
  author={Marion Barb{\'e} and {\'E}milie E. Chavel and Nicole J. Fenton and Louis Imbeau and Marc J. Mazerolle and Pierre Drapeau and Yves Bergeron},
  journal={Ecoscience},
  year={2016},
  volume={23},
  pages={67 - 76}
}
ABSTRACT Bryophytes and pteridophytes are important contributors to ecosystem services in boreal regions. Abiotic agents are considered their main dispersers, but recent studies suggest that biotic agents including invertebrates, birds and large mammals might also be efficient dispersal agents. Dispersal of cryptogams by ground-dwelling small mammals is often assumed to occur, but has yet to be demonstrated. In this study, we present the first evidence of boreal cryptogam species being… 
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