Patterns of Fruit Presentation and Seed Dispersal in Bird-Disseminated Woody Plants in the Eastern Deciduous Forest

@article{Stiles1980PatternsOF,
  title={Patterns of Fruit Presentation and Seed Dispersal in Bird-Disseminated Woody Plants in the Eastern Deciduous Forest},
  author={Edmund W. Stiles},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={1980},
  volume={116},
  pages={670 - 688}
}
  • E. Stiles
  • Published 1 November 1980
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
I have examined presentation and dispersal of bird-disseminated fruits of woody plants in the eastern deciduous forest in terms of available dispersal agents. Timing of fruit presentation and latitudinal patterns in fruit abundance are correlated with fall migration of frugivorous birds. I have divided bird-disseminated fruits into four patterns based on characteristics of nutrient content, seed size, and persistence on the plant. Summer small-seeded and large-seeded fruits employ a mixed group… Expand
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