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Avian Seed Dispersal on Virginia Barrier Islands: Potential Influence on Vegetation Community Structure and Patch Dynamics
Author(s): S. A. Shiflett and D. R. Young
Publication Type: Article
Journal: American Midland Naturalist
Article Topic(s): Seed collecting,Germination
Research Setting(s): Forest
Species Referenced: Callicarpa americana (American beautyberry ),
AbstractQuantifies seed dispersal by birds on three barrier islands in Virginia. Callicarpa americana was one species appearing in spring counts that was not observed within 10 m of the study transects. This indicates the potential for long distance dispersal via birds in this species.
Suggested CitationS. A. Shiflett and D. R. Young. "Avian Seed Dispersal on Virginia Barrier Islands: Potential Influence on Vegetation Community Structure and Patch Dynamics." American Midland Naturalist 164.1 (2010): 91-106.