Recruitment of hornbill-dispersed trees in hunted and logged forests of the Indian Eastern Himalaya.

@article{Sethi2009RecruitmentOH,
  title={Recruitment of hornbill-dispersed trees in hunted and logged forests of the Indian Eastern Himalaya.},
  author={Pia Sethi and Henry F. Howe},
  journal={Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={710-8}
}
Hunting of hornbills by tribal communities is widespread in logged foothill forests of the Indian Eastern Himalaya. We investigated whether the decline of hornbills has affected the dispersal and recruitment of 3 large-seeded tree species. We hypothesized that 2 low-fecundity tree species, Chisocheton paniculatus and Dysoxylum binectariferum (Meliaceae) bearing arillate fruits, are more dispersal limited than a prolifically fruiting drupaceous tree Polyalthia simiarum (Annonaceae), which has… CONTINUE READING