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The evolution of seed dispersal syndromes in Prunus
ABSTRACT: There are two fruit types in the genus Prunus. The majority of species have fleshy-fruited drupes, which are considered the ancestral phenotype. In the deserts of Eurasia and North America there are also species ...
Are black bears (Ursus americanus) effective seed dispersal agents? With a little help from their friends.
Black bears (Ursus americanus) are generally considered effective seed dispersal agents for fleshy-fruited plants because they can consume hundreds of fruits at once and have large home ranges. Seedlings can emerge from ...
Rodent Mediated Seed Dispersal of Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia)
The Joshua tree is a charismatic and popular symbol of the Mojave Desert. Despite its popularity, we know little about the ecology of this species. The seed dispersal of Joshua tree, in particular, has not been thoroughly ...