MUTUALISM BETWEEN CHENOPODIUM, HERD ANIMALS, AND HERDERS IN THE SOUTH CENTRAL ANDES

@article{Kuznar1993MUTUALISMBC,
  title={MUTUALISM BETWEEN CHENOPODIUM, HERD ANIMALS, AND HERDERS IN THE SOUTH CENTRAL ANDES},
  author={L. Kuznar},
  journal={Mountain Research and Development},
  year={1993},
  volume={13},
  pages={257}
}
  • L. Kuznar
  • Published 1993
  • Biology
  • Mountain Research and Development
The ecology of human, animal, and plant mutualism is examined as it occurs in an Andean herding system. Highly favored forage species, especially species of the genus Chenopodium, exist in unusually high concentrations in corrals. Herd animals transport these forage species to pastoral campsites where the plants thrive in the organic corral soils. This creates a mutually beneficial relationship where certain plant species become camp followers of pastoral campsites. The mutualism involving… Expand
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