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Seed Predation by Rodents and Implications for Plant Recruitment in Defaunated Atlantic Forests

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Galetti, Mauro [1] ; Guevara, Roger [2] ; Galbiati, Ligia A. [1] ; Neves, Carolina L. [1] ; Rodarte, Raisa R. [1] ; Mendes, Calebe P. [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Dept Ecol, Lab Biol Conservacao, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
[2] Inst Ecol, AC Red Biol Evolut, Xalapa, Veracruz - Mexico
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Biotropica; v. 47, n. 5, p. 521-525, SEP 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 11

Rodents are known to perform post-dispersal seed predation in tropical rain forest, but there is little information on the identity of these seed predators and how they select their seeds. Using cafeteria experiments, we found that seed mass, rodent body mass, and the ratio of seed/rodent mass were determinants of seed consumption. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/01986-0 - Ecological consequences of defaunation in the Atlantic Rainforest
Grantee:Mauro Galetti Rodrigues
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants