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- Nathan, R.; Katul, G.G.; Horn, H.S.; Thomas, S.M.; Oren, R.; Avissar, R.; Pacala, S.W.; Levin, S.A.
- Nature 2002 v.418 no.6896 pp. 409-413
- deciduous forests; wind; seeds; Carpinus caroliniana; Fraxinus americana; Pinus taeda; seed dispersal; North Carolina
- ... Long-distance dispersal (LDD) is central to species expansion following climate change, re-colonization of disturbed areas and control of pests. The current paradigm is that the frequency and spatial extent of LDD events are extremely difficult to predict. Here we show that mechanistic models coupling seed release and aerodynamics with turbulent transport processes provide accurate probabilistic d ...