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- Fontúrbel, Francisco E., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Ecosphere 2018 v.9 no.12 pp. e02485
- Santalales; animals; climate change; drought; ecological competition; ecosystems; flowers; fruits; mortality; plant available water; pollination; pollinators; rain forests; seed dispersal; summer
- ... Climate change is triggering ecological responses all over the world as a result of frequent, prolonged droughts. It could also affect ecological interactions, particularly pollination and seed dispersal, which play a key role in plant reproduction. We used a tripartite interaction with a mistletoe, its pollinator and its disperser animals to gain insight into this issue. We studied flower and fru ...
- Fontúrbel, Francisco E., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Ecosphere 2017 v.8 no.4
- Metatheria; Santalales; anthropogenic activities; bamboos; cameras; forests; fruits; habitat destruction; habitats; hummingbirds; landscapes; models; mosses and liverworts; natural regeneration; plantations; pollination; seed dispersal; shrubs; solar radiation
- ... Anthropogenic disturbance can modify habitat structure and resource availability, potentially disrupting ecological interactions. This issue may be critical for pollination and seed dispersal, which determine natural regeneration. The mistletoe Tristerix corymbosus is almost exclusively pollinated by a hummingbird (Sephanoides sephaniodes) and dispersed by a marsupial (Dromiciops gliroides). We ex ...