The choice of seed tracking method influenced fate of beech seeds dispersed by rodents

  title={The choice of seed tracking method influenced fate of beech seeds dispersed by rodents},
  author={Aleksandra Wr{\'o}bel and Rafał Zwolak},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
We tracked seeds of European beech (Fagus sylvatica) dispersed by rodents in Gorzowska Forest (western Poland). We used two seed labeling methods, marking with UV-fluorescent powder and with plastic tags, to test whether using different marking methods influences results of seed tracking. The removal rates did not differ among seeds marked with UV-powder, seeds labeled with tags, and unmanipulated seeds. We found 78 % of removed seeds marked with tags, but only 25 % of UV-marked seeds. The… CONTINUE READING

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