Dispersal of remnant endangered trees in a fragmented and disturbed forest by frugivorous birds

  title={Dispersal of remnant endangered trees in a fragmented and disturbed forest by frugivorous birds},
  author={N. Li and Bing Bai and X. Li and Shu-qing An and C. Lu},
  journal={Journal of Plant Research},
  • N. Li, Bing Bai, +2 authors C. Lu
  • Published 2017
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Plant Research
  • Most endangered plant species in a fragmented forest behave as a unique source population, with a high dependence on frugivorous birds for recruitment and persistence. In this study, we combined field data of dispersal behavior of birds and GIS information of patch attributes to estimate how frugivorous birds could affect the effective dispersal pattern of Chinese yew (Taxus chinensis) in a fragmented and disturbed forest. Nine bird species were observed to visit T. chinensis trees, with… CONTINUE READING
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