Generalist birds promote tropical forest regeneration and increase plant diversity via rare-biased seed dispersal.

  title={Generalist birds promote tropical forest regeneration and increase plant diversity via rare-biased seed dispersal.},
  author={Tom{\'a}s A. Carlo and Juan Manuel Morales},
  volume={97 7},
Regenerated forests now compose over half of the world's tropical forest cover and are increasingly important as providers of ecosystem services, freshwater, and biodiversity conservation. Much of the value and functionality of regenerating forests depends on the plant diversity they contain. Tropical forest diversity is strongly shaped by mutualistic interactions between plants and fruit-eating animals (frugivores) that disperse seeds. Here we show how seed dispersal by birds can influence the… 

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