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The fate of seeds in dispersal through ungulates: costs and benefits to dry-fruited plants

Bram D'hondt UGent (2011)
abstract
Large herbivorous mammals abundantly disperse seeds through ingestion and subsequent excretion (endozoochory). Although a widely acknowledged means of dispersal, we still lack a good understanding of its ecological consequences for seeds, let alone of any consequences for plant evolution. This thesis examines several aspects of the fate of seeds from dry-fruited grassland plants that become dispersed by grazing ungulates. Topics include the (i) spatial patterns of seed deposition in heterogeneous landscapes, (ii) secondary seed dispersal by dung beetles, (iii) functional traits in surviving ingestion and digestion (iv) the evolvability of these traits, and (v) a synthesis of the proximate and ultimate processes that act in endozoochory.
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author
promoter
UGent
organization
alternative title
Het lot van zaden bij verbreiding door hoefdieren : kosten en baten voor planten met droge vruchten
year
type
dissertation
publication status
published
subject
pages
215 pages
publisher
Ghent University. Faculty of Sciences
place of publication
Ghent, Belgium
defense location
Gent : Het Pand (zaal rector Blancquaert)
defense date
2011-05-06 16:00
ISBN
9789490695705
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
D1
additional info
dissertation consists of copyrighted material
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1242294
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1242294
date created
2011-05-25 15:20:10
date last changed
2017-01-16 10:38:04
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  abstract     = {Large herbivorous mammals abundantly disperse seeds through ingestion and subsequent excretion (endozoochory). Although a widely acknowledged means of dispersal, we still lack a good understanding of its ecological consequences for seeds, let alone of any consequences for plant evolution. This thesis examines several aspects of the fate of seeds from dry-fruited grassland plants that become dispersed by grazing ungulates. Topics include the (i) spatial patterns of seed deposition in heterogeneous landscapes, (ii) secondary seed dispersal by dung beetles, (iii) functional traits in surviving ingestion and digestion (iv) the evolvability of these traits, and (v) a synthesis of the proximate and ultimate processes that act in endozoochory.},
  author       = {D'hondt, Bram},
  isbn         = {9789490695705},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {215},
  publisher    = {Ghent University. Faculty of Sciences},
  school       = {Ghent University},
  title        = {The fate of seeds in dispersal through ungulates: costs and benefits to dry-fruited plants},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
D’hondt, Bram. 2011. “The Fate of Seeds in Dispersal Through Ungulates: Costs and Benefits to Dry-fruited Plants”. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Faculty of Sciences.
APA
D’hondt, B. (2011). The fate of seeds in dispersal through ungulates: costs and benefits to dry-fruited plants. Ghent University. Faculty of Sciences, Ghent, Belgium.
Vancouver
1.
D’hondt B. The fate of seeds in dispersal through ungulates: costs and benefits to dry-fruited plants. [Ghent, Belgium]: Ghent University. Faculty of Sciences; 2011.
MLA
D’hondt, Bram. “The Fate of Seeds in Dispersal Through Ungulates: Costs and Benefits to Dry-fruited Plants.” 2011 : n. pag. Print.