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Dispersal syndromes can not reliably explain long-distance seed dispersal by animals

A study demonstrates how poorly dispersal syndromes perform at explaining seed dispersal by animals (zoochory)
Only 4% of the many European plant species dispersed by ungulate endoozocoria...

Bird migration limits the adaptation of European plants to climate change

A study with the participation of the Doñana Biological Station (CSIC) shows that most of the plants in Europe are dispersed by birds that migrate to warmer areas in autumn. Common birds that...

Gulls can spread weeds over large distances and between habitats

A study from the Doñana Biological Station has developed a seed dispersal model based on the movement of gulls monitored by GPS telemetry, while feeding in rice fields in Andalusia, South-West...

Carp eggs survive transport through avian intestine

Fish have somehow colonized isolated water bodies all over the world without human assistance. It has long been speculated that these colonization events are assisted by waterbirds, transporting...

Shorebirds disperse a wide variety of plants along the Atlantic flyway

Almost no empirical work has been done before on the plants dispersed by migratory shorebirds (Charadriiformes). By sampling faeces and regurgitated pellets in Doñana (Spain), England, Ireland and...