Online citations, reference lists, and bibliographies.

Avian Frugivory And Seed Dispersal In Eastern North America

Mary F. Willson
Published 1986 · Geography
Cite This
Download PDF
Analyze on Scholarcy
Share
There was a time when avian ecology was overwhelmingly centered in the temperate zone, to the sorry neglect of the ecology of birds in the tropics. But in the matter of plant-animal (particularly bird) interactions, the situation seems to be reversed, and most of the existing work has been done with tropical systems. In fact, there is a cohort of ecologists who have been heard to claim that the ecology of plant-animal interactions in the temperate zone is downright uninteresting, because temperate regions have lower overall species diversity, lesser degrees of “specialization,” fewer species interactions of any importance to population dynamics, and so on. I suspect that a closer look at temperate zone interactions between plants and animals indeed will show some differences from tropical systems, though perhaps not entirely the kinds of differences so often assumed. Nevertheless, I fully expect that the calumnious claim of the narrow tropicists eventually will be refuted resoundingly.



This paper is referenced by
10.1007/s10682-017-9899-y
The geographic distribution of seed-dispersal mutualisms in North America
Stephen B. Vander Wall (2017)
10.2307/1369331
Fruit choices by captive American Robins
Mary F. Willson (1994)
10.1111/J.1442-9993.2010.02142.X
Comparative behavioural responses of silvereyes (Zosterops lateralis) and European blackbirds (Turdus merula) to secondary metabolites in grapes
Valerie Saxton (2011)
10.1007/s10144-011-0301-6
Prior reproduction and weather affect berry crops in central Ontario, Canada
Eric J. Howe (2011)
10.1642/0004-8038(2001)118[0819:ITGAMT]2.0.CO;2
IT TAKES GUTS (AND MORE) TO EAT FRUIT: LESSONS FROM AVIAN NUTRITIONAL ECOLOGY
D. Levey (2001)
10.1016/B978-008045382-8.00086-1
Chemistry of Flavonoid-Based Colors in Plants
Øyvind M. Andersen (2010)
10.1111/J.1557-9263.2011.00357.X
Using stable isotopes to investigate the dietary trophic level of fledgling songbirds
Andrew C. Vitz (2012)
10.1007/BF02147930
Fruit color polymorphism in a bird-dispersed shrub (Rhagodia parabolica) in Australia
Mary F. Willson (2005)
10.1007/BF00052219
Fruit size in a tropical tree species: variation, preference by birds, and heritability
Nathaniel T. Wheelwright (1993)
A mediterranean bird disperser assemblage: composition and phenology in relation to fruit availability
Max Debussche (1992)
10.2307/3565429
Frugivory and seed dispersal by carnivorous mammals, and associated fruit characteristics, in undisturbed Mediterranean habitatsFrugivory and seed dispersal by carnivorous mammals, and associated fruit characteristics, in undisturbed Mediterranean habitats
C. Herrera (1989)
10.3375/043.035.0208
Birds that Eat Nonnative Buckthorn Fruit (Rhamnus cathartica and Frangula alnus, Rhamnaceae) in Eastern North America
Julie A. Craves (2015)
10.1071/BT04157
Evidence for simple genetic control of a fruit-colour polymorphism in Acacia ligulata
Kenneth D. Whitney (2005)
10.2307/1938268
Seed Size and Plant Growth Form as Factors in Dispersal Spectra
Mark Westoby (1990)
Régime alimentaire de Rupicola rupicola (Cotingidae) en Guyane française : relations avec la frugivorie et la zoochorie
Christian Érard (1989)
10.1007/s10530-009-9596-z
Quantifying the levels of sexual reproduction and clonal spread in the invasive plant, Rosa multiflora
Laura C.H. Jesse (2009)
Frugivory and seed dispersal of Carissa spinarum (L.) in a tropical deciduous forest of central India
Ram Manohar Mishra (2005)
10.2307/4088270
Individual variation in fruit choice by American robins (Turdus migratorius)
R. E. Jung (1992)
10.1111/j.0906-7590.2004.03679.x
Characteristics of fleshy fruits in southeast Alaska: phylogenetic comparison with fruits from Illinois
Anna Traveset (2004)
10.1111/j.1600-0587.1992.tb00021.x
Latitudinal and elevational variation in fruiting phenology among western European bird-dispersed plants
Marcelino Fuentes (1992)
10.1525/cond.2012.120010
Year-Round Bird use of Monotypic Stands of the Chinese Tallow Tree, Triadica Sebifera, in Southeast Texas
Katherine L. Gifford (2012)
Investigation of frugivory in North American migratory songbirds using stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analyses
Chantal Gagnon (2007)
10.1007/978-94-007-1620-9_8
The Role of Young, Recently Disturbed Upland Hardwood Forest as High Quality Food Patches
Cathryn H. Greenberg (2011)
10.1007/s00114-001-0279-6
How to get fat: nutritional mechanisms of seasonal fat accumulation in migratory songbirds
F. Bairlein (2001)
10.1023/A:1009819419498
Vertebrate frugivory and seed dispersal of a Chihuahuan Desert cactus
Salvador Montiel (2004)
10.1007/BF00317148
Bird dispersal of the larval stage of a seed predator
C. Nalepa (2004)
10.1007/s11284-007-0382-z
Seasonal variation in fleshy fruit use and seed dispersal by the Japanese black bear (Ursus thibetanus japonicus)
K. Takahashi (2007)
10.1007/BF00052213
Geographical ecology and variation of plant-seed disperser interactions: southern Spanish junipers and frugivorous thrushes
P. Jordano (1993)
10.1016/j.foreco.2006.09.035
Spatio-temporal availability of soft mast in clearcuts in the Southern Appalachians
Melissa J. Reynolds-Hogland (2006)
10.1007/978-94-007-1620-9
Sustaining Young Forest Communities
C. H. Greenberg (2011)
10.1146/annurev.es.26.110195.003421
PLANT-VERTEBRATE SEED DISPERSAL SYSTEMS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN: Ecological, Evolutionary, and Historical Determinants
Carlos M. Herrera (1995)
10.3161/068.040.0109
Population Dynamics and Social Behavior of the Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus During Winter
Piotr Skórka (2005)
See more
Semantic Scholar Logo Some data provided by SemanticScholar