Predicting the Long-Term Effects of Hunting on Plant Species Composition and Diversity in Tropical Forests

@inproceedings{MullerLandau2009PredictingTL,
  title={Predicting the Long-Term Effects of Hunting on Plant Species Composition and Diversity in Tropical Forests},
  author={Helene C. Muller-Landau},
  year={2009}
}
Hunting can change abundances of vertebrate seed predators and seed dispersers, causing species-specific changes in seed dispersal and seed predation and altering seedling communities. What are the consequences of these changes for the adult plant community in the next generation and beyond? Here, I derive equations showing how reduced seed dispersal reduces plant reproduction by intensifying kin competition, increasing vulnerability to natural enemies, and reducing the proportion of seeds… CONTINUE READING