Seed predation in a human-modified tropical landscape

@article{Zambrano2015SeedPI,
  title={Seed predation in a human-modified tropical landscape},
  author={Jenny Zambrano and Rosamond Coates and Henry Forbush Howe},
  journal={Journal of Tropical Ecology},
  year={2015},
  volume={31},
  pages={379 - 383}
}
Abstract: Contemporary defaunation of fragmented forests potentially alters patterns of seed predation and dispersal. Alternatively, the remaining fauna may compensate for missing animals, resulting in equivalent rates of seed dispersal and predation. In the Los Tuxtlas region of southern Mexico, populations of large terrestrial fruit-eating mammals are diminished or absent from many forest remnants. This study reports fruit removal and seed predation patterns of Poulsenia armata (Moraceae), in… Expand
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