Long-term demographic consequences of a seed dispersal disruption.

  title={Long-term demographic consequences of a seed dispersal disruption.},
  author={A Traveset and Juan P Gonz{\'a}lez-Varo and Alfredo Valido},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={279 1741},
The loss or decline of vertebrate frugivores can limit the regeneration of plants that depend on them. However, empirical evidence is showing that this is still very scarce, as functionally equivalent species may contribute to maintain the mutualistic interaction. Here, we investigated the long-term consequences of the extinction of frugivorous lizards on the population persistence of a Mediterranean relict shrub Cneorum tricoccon (Cneoraceae). We examined the demographic parameters among 26… CONTINUE READING
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