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Dispersal of Plants by Waterbirds

Andy J. Green, Merel Soons, Anne-Laure Brochet, and Erik Kleyheeg

in Why Birds Matter: Avian Ecological Function and Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226382463
eISBN:
9780226382777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226382777.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Ducks, shorebirds, rails, gulls and other waterbirds act as vectors of seeds, spores and other plant diaspores carried internally in their guts, externally on their feathers, feet or bills, or used ... More


How random is dispersal? From stochasticity to process in the description of seed movement

Frank M. Schurr

in Dispersal Ecology and Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199608898
eISBN:
9780191774560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608898.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter shows that dispersal models only describe some processes deterministically and summarize the effects of the remaining processes in stochastic terms. It discusses the variation in ... More


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