Frugivory and seed dispersal: ecological and evolutionary aspects

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ISBN: 978-94-010-4767-8 (Print) 978-94-011-1749-4 (Online)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii

  2. Historical and theoretical aspects of frugivory and seed dispersal

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      Specialized and generalized dispersal systems: where does ‘the paradigm’ stand?

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      Pages 15-29

      Quantity, quality and the effectiveness of seed dispersal by animals

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      Pages 31-55

      The population-dynamic functions of seed dispersal

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      Pages 57-73

      Consumption of fruits of the Melastomataceae by birds: how diffuse is coevolution?

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      Pages 75-84

      Speciation and coevolution: an interpretation of frugivory phenomena

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      Pages 85-104

      Geographical ecology and variation of plant-seed disperser interactions: southern Spanish junipers and frugivorous thrushes

  3. Plant strategies

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      Pages 105-106

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      Pages 107-120

      Opportunism vs. specialization: the evolution of dispersal strategies in fleshy-fruited plants

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      Pages 121-132

      Consequences for seed distributions of intra-crop variation in wing-loading of wind-dispersed species

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      Pages 133-147

      Evolutionary ecology of mast-seeding in temperate and tropical oaks (Quercus spp.)

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      Pages 149-162

      Aspects of variation in a neotropical seed dispersal system

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      Pages 163-174

      Fruit size in a tropical tree species: variation, preference by birds, and heritability

  4. Frugivore strategies

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      Pages 175-176

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      Pages 177-189

      Spatial distribution of understory fruit-eating birds and fruiting plants in a neotropical lowland wet forest

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      Pages 191-203

      Weak interactions between avian and insect frugivores: the case of Pistacia terebinthus L. (Anacardiaceae)

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      Pages 205-216

      Ecological and behavioral consequences of digestion in frugivorous animals

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      Pages 217-226

      The influence of seed packaging and fruit color on feeding preferences of American robins

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      Pages 227-235

      The influence of pulp lipids on fruit preference by birds

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      Pages 237-244

      Seed dispersal versus seed predation: an inter-site comparison of two related African monkeys

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      Pages 245-257

      Patterns of frugivore species richness and abundance in forest islands and in agricultural habitats at Los Tuxtlas, Mexico

  5. Consequences of seed dispersal

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      Pages 259-260

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      Pages 261-280

      Dispersal mode, seed shadows, and colonization patterns

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      Pages 281-297

      The influence of seed dispersal mechanisms on the genetic structure of tropical tree populations

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