Tropical Fruits and Frugivores: The Search for Strong Interactors

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J. Lawrence Dew, Jean P. Boubli
Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 16, 2006 - Science - 260 pages
In this book we undertake one of the first global-scale comparisons of the relationships between tropical plants and frugivorous animal communities, comparing sites within and across continents. In total, 12 primary contributors, including noted plant and animal ecologists, present newly-analyzed long-term datasets on the floristics and phenological rhythms of their study sites, identifying important seed dispersers and key plant taxa that sustain animal communities in Africa, Madagascar, Australasia, and the Neotropics.
 

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Contents

Potential Keystone Plant Species for the Frugivore Community at Tinigua
37
Implications for Frugivore
75
Evidence
93
The Key to Madagascar Frugivores 121
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Fruiting Phenology and Predispersal Seed Predation in a Rainforest
139
The Influence of Figs on Primates and Hornbills
155
The Frugivore Community and the Fruiting Plant Flora in a New Guinea
185
Diet Keystone Resources and Altitudinal Movement of Dwarf Cassowaries
205
Keystone Fruit Resources and Australias Tropical Rain Forests
237
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