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Neighborhood Effects on Fruit Removal by Birds: A Field Experiment with Viburnum Dentatum (Caprifoliaceae)
Author(s): S. Sargent
Publication Type: Article
Article Topic(s): Competition,Seed collecting
Research Setting(s): Forest
Species Referenced: Viburnum dentatum (Southern arrowwood),
AbstractEvaluates the effects of fruit density on removal by birds. Fruits in high density areas were more likely to be dispersed than fruits in low density areas. This may have results on fitness of of the species. Deer also consumed fruits of this species but deer consumed rather than dispersed the seeds.
Suggested CitationS. Sargent. "Neighborhood Effects on Fruit Removal by Birds: A Field Experiment with Viburnum Dentatum (Caprifoliaceae)." Ecology 71.4 (1990): 1289-1298.