HUMAN EFFECTS ON LONG‐DISTANCE WIND DISPERSAL AND COLONIZATION BY GRASSLAND PLANTS

@article{Soons2004HUMANEO,
  title={HUMAN EFFECTS ON LONG‐DISTANCE WIND DISPERSAL AND COLONIZATION BY GRASSLAND PLANTS},
  author={Merel B. Soons and Ran Nathan and Gabriel G. Katul},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={85},
  pages={3069-3079}
}
Human effects on plant colonization capacity have not been studied mechanistically because a crucial component of colonization capacity, long-distance seed dispersal, could not be quantified. Now, development of mechanistic models has progressed sufficiently to estimate long-distance seed dispersal by wind. We used a recently developed mechanistic dispersal model to quantify seed dispersal by wind in grasslands for three important human effects on natural systems: habitat fragmentation… 

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