Matrix effects on plant-frugivore and plant-predator interactions in forest fragments

@article{Herrera2010MatrixEO,
  title={Matrix effects on plant-frugivore and plant-predator interactions in forest fragments},
  author={Jos{\'e} Manuel Herrera and Daniel Garc{\'i}a and Juan Manuel Morales},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={26},
  pages={125-135}
}
Structural features of both habitat remnants and surrounding matrix can be important for explaining plant population dynamics and ecosystem functions in human-impacted landscapes. However, little is known about how the structural features of the adjacent matrix affect biotic interactions and whether such context effects are subject to temporal variations. Using the hawthorn Crataegus monogyna in northern Spain, we studied matrix effects on two sequential plant-animal interactions, frugivory by… CONTINUE READING