Ecological correlates of endozoochory by herbivores

@inproceedings{Pakeman2002EcologicalCO,
  title={Ecological correlates of endozoochory by herbivores},
  author={Robin J. Pakeman and G. Digneffe and Jennifer Small},
  year={2002}
}
Summary 1. Many plant species germinate from herbivore dung. However, there has been little assessment of how widespread this dispersal mechanism is. 2. A survey of the germinable seed in rabbit and sheep dung from 10 sites in the UK was used to identify the characteristics of species dispersed internally by animals. 3. A wide range of species germinated; the commonest species being ‘weeds’ of grazed communities. 4. Species that did germinate were characterized by small… CONTINUE READING

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