The effects of flooding and livestock on post‐dispersal seed predation in river red gum habitats

  title={The effects of flooding and livestock on post‐dispersal seed predation in river red gum habitats},
  author={Nicola Meeson and Alistar I. Robertson and Amy Jansen},
  journal={Journal of Applied Ecology},
Summary 1 Rates of seed predation are influenced by conditions that alter seed supply and the activity of seed predators. In southern Australia the potential seed supply for the dominant floodplain tree species, the river red gum Eucalyptus camaldulensis, has been reduced through forest clearing to support grazing by introduced livestock. River regulation and water extraction have reduced the frequency of flooding and thus the conditions that promote seed germination on floodplains. To… 

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