Factors controlling seed predation by rodents and non-native Sus scrofa in Araucaria araucana forests: potential effects on seedling establishment

@article{Sanguinetti2009FactorsCS,
  title={Factors controlling seed predation by rodents and non-native Sus scrofa in Araucaria araucana forests: potential effects on seedling establishment},
  author={Javier Sanguinetti and Thomas Kitzberger},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2009},
  volume={12},
  pages={689-706}
}
Post-dispersal seed predation can severely limit plant recruitment, but its ultimate impact could be modulated by environmental factors and by the composition of the granivore guild. Here, we analyze the relative impact of the non-native wild boar and native rodents on seed survival and seedling establishment of the mast conifer Araucaria araucana. Predation, seed survival and seedling establishment were measured at different microsites and distances from 11 isolated trees in Lanín National… Expand

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