Water and Boating Activity as Dispersal Vectors for Schinus terebinthifolius (Brazilian pepper) Seeds in Freshwater and Estuarine Habitats

@article{Donnelly2008WaterAB,
  title={Water and Boating Activity as Dispersal Vectors for Schinus terebinthifolius (Brazilian pepper) Seeds in Freshwater and Estuarine Habitats},
  author={Melinda J. Donnelly and Linda J. Walters},
  journal={Estuaries and Coasts},
  year={2008},
  volume={31},
  pages={960-968}
}
Schinus terebinthifolius (Brazilian pepper), a native of South America, is currently naturalized in 20 countries worldwide and can alter native systems by displacing flora and forming monotypic stands. The primary described mechanism of seed dispersal is through consumption of fruits by birds and mammals. We evaluated an alternative dispersal method by evaluating the potential for S. terebinthifolius growing in freshwater and estuarine environments to disperse via water currents. Specifically… 
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