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Are We Misinterpreting Seed Predation in Palms?

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Brancalion, Pedro H. S. [1, 2] ; Rodrigues, Ricardo Ribeiro [1] ; Novembre, Ana D. L. C. [1] ; Gomez, Jose M. [3]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Super Agr Luiz de Queiroz, BR-13418900 Piracicaba - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Ctr Ciencias Agr, BR-13600970 Araras - Brazil
[3] Univ Granada, Dpto Ecol, E-18071 Granada - Spain
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Biotropica; v. 43, n. 1, p. 12-14, JAN 2011.
Web of Science Citations: 10

The inadvertent inclusion of weevil-infested seeds when evaluating seed predation by vertebrates, and particularly rodents, may lead to an overestimation of predation rates, thereby confusing the roles of rodents and invertebrates as ecological filters. A study of weevils, rodents and Syagrus romanzoffiana palm seeds indicates the usefulness of X-rays to improve evaluation of invertebrate seed predation. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 99/09635-0 - Diversity, dynamics and conservation in São Paulo State Forests: 40ha of permanent parcels
Grantee:Ricardo Ribeiro Rodrigues
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants