The population-dynamic functions of seed dispersal

  title={The population-dynamic functions of seed dispersal},
  author={D. Lawrence Venable and Joel S. Brown},
We summarize some of the population-dynamic consequences of the mosaic structure of plant populations for the evolution of seed dispersal. A fairly elaborated set of theoretical ideas exist regarding the evolution of dispersal and we have synthesized some of them in an attempt to make them more accessible to field ecologists. We consider the relationship of these general theoretical ideas to our understanding of fruit and seed dispersal. We develop three related models to describe the… CONTINUE READING


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