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Balanites wilsoniana: Regeneration with and without elephants

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Tropical forest trees that produce large fruits and/or large seeds are believed to be dependant on a few and often rare large vertebrates for dispersal. However, little is known about the population dynamics of such trees when they lose their specialised dispersers. This study examines the juvenile spatial distribution of Balanites wilsoniana, Dawe and Spraque, which is believed to be dependant solely on elephants for dispersal, in forests with and without elephants. Using camera traps, eleph...

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Babweteera, F More by this author
Journal:
BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION
Volume:
134
Issue:
1
Pages:
40-47
Publication date:
2007-01-05
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ISSN:
0006-3207
URN:
uuid:23c8e8ca-6619-4f5f-9bb0-e84e58af9e8d
Source identifiers:
49953
Local pid:
pubs:49953

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