Seed dispersal of three sympatric oak species by forest rodents in the Qinling Mountains, Central China

@article{Chang2012SeedDO,
  title={Seed dispersal of three sympatric oak species by forest rodents in the Qinling Mountains, Central China},
  author={Gang Chang and Tiezhi Jin and Junfeng Pei and Xiaoning Chen and Bo Zhang and Zijun Shi},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={213},
  pages={1633-1642}
}
Forest rodents play an essential role as seed dispersal vectors through their caching behaviors. Using seeds of Quercus aliena, Q. glandulifera, and Cyclobalanopsis engleriana (Fagaceae), which are dominant, but poorly studied species, in the Qinling Mountains, Central China, we investigated seed predation and dispersal by forest rodents in 2010 and 2011. There were significant differences in rodent seed-eating and caching strategies among the three tree species. Seeds of Q. aliena and C… CONTINUE READING
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