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Seed inflow to a forest patch promoted by understory frugivorous birds

Autor(es):
da Mota Gomes, Veronica Souza [1, 2] ; Tamashiro, Jorge Yoshio [3] ; Silva, Wesley Rodrigues [1, 2]
Número total de Autores: 3
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas UNICAMP, Inst Biol IB, Dept Biol Anim, Lab Interacoes Vertebrados Plantas, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas UNICAMP, Inst Biol IB, Programa Posgrad Ecol, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Campinas UNICAMP, Inst Biol IB, Dept Biol Vegetal, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Biota Neotropica; v. 11, n. 4, p. 95-102, OCT-DEC 2011.
Citações Web of Science: 3
Resumo

We studied the contribution of understory frugivorous birds to the seed inflow into a late successional Atlantic forest patch in southeastern Brazil. Five sampling units were established in the study site, each composed of a line of six mist nets and two adjacent plots containing six seed traps. Immigrant seed species were more frequent in seed traps during the rainy season, when fruit production was higher. On the other hand, the frequency of occurrence of immigrant seed species found in fecal samples of the understory frugivores was higher during the dry season. Although understory frugivorous birds were not responsible for the temporal pattern of the seed rain, they can play an important role in bringing edge plant species that will eventually colonize forest gaps, contributing to forest patch dynamics. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 98/05090-6 - Biodiversidade de interações entre vertebrados frugívoros e plantas da Mata Atlântica do Sudeste do Brasil
Beneficiário:Wesley Rodrigues Silva
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa BIOTA - Regular