Ecological services performed by the bonobo (Pan paniscus): seed dispersal effectiveness in tropical forest

  title={Ecological services performed by the bonobo (Pan paniscus): seed dispersal effectiveness in tropical forest},
  author={David Beaune and François Bretagnolle and Loic Bollache and Chlo{\'e} Bourson and Gottfried Hohmann and Barbara Fruth},
  journal={Journal of Tropical Ecology},
  pages={367 - 380}
Abstract: Survival of Afrotropical primary forests depends not only on habitat protection but also on the protection of animal species such as frugivorous primates, recognized as the most important seed dispersers for many plants. Here we investigate seed-dispersal services by the bonobo (Pan paniscus) in an evergreen lowland tropical rain forest of the Congo Basin. In the long-term research site of LuiKotale, we investigated food habits and seed processing based on 22 mo of behavioural… 

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