Redundancy in seed dispersal by three sympatric ungulates: a reintroduction perspective Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Abstract Reintroductions may play an important role in re-establishing key ecosystem functions and are potentially a valuable ecosystem-restoration tool. Here, we focus on the role of reintroduced ungulates as seeds dispersers–a key process in shaping plant community structure and dynamics. In a comparative study, we investigated which plant species are dispersed by three sympatric ungulates in the Negev desert, Israel: Arabian oryx Oryx leucoryx, Asiatic wild ass Equus hemionus and dorcas gazelle Gazella dorcas. The …

publication date

  • December 1, 2014