Tag Archives: Seed dispersal

Why not fire truck berries?

In the fall, many plants in western Oregon (and elsewhere) produce brightly-colored fruits. These attract fruit-eating animals, which eat the fruits and move their seeds to new locations, potentially better sites for¬†germination and survival. By and large, such fruits are … Continue reading

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Artificial Bat Roosts for Tropical Forest Restoration?

Fruit bats are very good at dispersing tree and shrub seeds into disturbed tropical ecosystems. We wanted to know how we could attract more of them into everyone’s favorite disturbed ecosystem – the abandoned cow pasture. In a¬†paper in Biological … Continue reading

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