Scatter-hoarding rodents use different foraging strategies for seeds from different plant species

@article{Wang2012ScatterhoardingRU,
  title={Scatter-hoarding rodents use different foraging strategies for seeds from different plant species},
  author={Bo Wang and Gang Wang and Jin Chen},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={213},
  pages={1329-1336}
}
Seed predation and dispersal by scatter-hoarding rodents are key processes that determine seed survival, and thus, plant regeneration within forests. For decades, there has been much debate on the important effects of seed size (one of the most important seed traits) on rodent foraging preference. Furthermore, the possible selective forces in the evolution of seed size may be influenced by primary selectivity and how rodents treat seeds after harvesting. In this study, different-sized seeds… CONTINUE READING
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