Introduced birds incompletely replace seed dispersal by a native frugivore

  title={Introduced birds incompletely replace seed dispersal by a native frugivore},
  author={Liba Pejchar},
  booktitle={AoB PLANTS},
The widespread loss of native species and the introduction of non-native species has important consequences for island ecosystems. Non-native species may or may not functionally replace the role of native species in ecological processes such as seed dispersal. Although the majority of Hawaii's native plants require bird-mediated seed dispersal, only one native frugivore, Omao (Myadestes obscurus), persists in sufficient numbers to fill this functional role. Omao are restricted to less than half… CONTINUE READING
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