Field evidence for the potential of waterbirds as dispersers of aquatic organisms

@article{Charalambidou2009FieldEF,
  title={Field evidence for the potential of waterbirds as dispersers of aquatic organisms},
  author={Iris Charalambidou and Luis Santamar{\'i}a},
  journal={Wetlands},
  year={2009},
  volume={25},
  pages={252-258}
}
Field collections during November of green-winged teal (Anas crecca), mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), and coot (Fulica atra) feces in Denmark, England, and France were used to examine the potential of waterbirds to disperse aquatic plant, algae, and invertebrate species across Europe. A total of 216 fecal samples were collected, of which 28% contained intact seeds of common wetland plants (Scirpus spp.,Eleocharis spp.,Chenopodium spp.), 7% contained algae oogonia (Chara spp.), and 14% contained… CONTINUE READING