Mechanisms of long-distance dispersal of seeds by wind

@article{Nathan2002MechanismsOL,
  title={Mechanisms of long-distance dispersal of seeds by wind},
  author={Ran Nathan and G. Katul and H. Horn and S. M. Thomas and R. Oren and R. Avissar and S. Pacala and S. Levin},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2002},
  volume={418},
  pages={409-413}
}
Long-distance dispersal (LDD) is central to species expansion following climate change, re-colonization of disturbed areas and control of pests. The current paradigm is that the frequency and spatial extent of LDD events are extremely difficult to predict. Here we show that mechanistic models coupling seed release and aerodynamics with turbulent transport processes provide accurate probabilistic descriptions of LDD of seeds by wind. The proposed model reliably predicts the vertical distribution… Expand
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