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Can remnant frugivore species effectively disperse tree seeds in secondary tropical rain forests?

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Seed dispersal by frugivores in tropical rain forests is important for maintaining viable tree populations. Over the years, vertebrae assemblages in tropical forests have been altered by anthropogenic disturbances, leading to concerns about the ability of remnant vertebrates to substitute for the lost or declining vertebrate populations. We compared vertebrate composition and frugivore visitation rates as an indirect measure of rate of seed dispersal in three tropical rain forests in Uganda, ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s10531-008-9546-6

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Institution:
"Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda"
Department:
Department of Forest Biology and Ecosystems Management
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Plant Sciences
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International Foundation for Science
Publisher:
Springer Science + Business Media
Journal:
Biodiversity and Conservation More from this journal
Volume:
18
Issue:
6
Pages:
1611-1627
Publication date:
2009-06-01
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EISSN:
1572-9710
ISSN:
0960-3115
Language:
English
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2010-12-22

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