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Savanna rodents’ selective removal of an encroaching plant’s seeds increased with grass biomass

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In savannas across the planet, encroaching woody plants are altering ecosystem functions and reshaping communities. Seed predation by rodents may serve to slow the encroachment of woody plants in grasslands and savannas. Our goals for this study were to determine if rodents in an African savanna selectively removed seeds of an encroaching plant and if foraging activity was influenced by the local vegetation structure or by the landscape context. From trials with two species of seeds (encroach...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.3389/fevo.2021.676572

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Environmental Change Institute
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Author
Publisher:
Frontiers Media
Journal:
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution More from this journal
Volume:
9
Article number:
676572
Publication date:
2021-06-15
Acceptance date:
2021-05-19
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EISSN:
1540-9295
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1179900
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pubs:1179900
Deposit date:
2021-06-01

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