Seed dispersal strategies and the threat of defaunation in a Congo forest

@article{Beaune2012SeedDS,
  title={Seed dispersal strategies and the threat of defaunation in a Congo forest},
  author={D. Beaune and F. Bretagnolle and L. Bollache and G. Hohmann and M. Surbeck and B. Fruth},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  year={2012},
  volume={22},
  pages={225-238}
}
Seed dispersal mode of plants and primary interactions with animals are studied in the evergreen Afrotropical forest of LuiKotale, at the south-western part of Salonga National Park (DR Congo). We first analysed seed dispersal strategies for (a) the plant species inventoried over a decade at the study site and (b) the tree community in 12 × 1 ha census plots. Our analyses of dispersal syndromes for 735 identified plant species show that 85 % produce fleshy fruits and rely on animals for primary… Expand

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