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Tropical Fruits and Frugivores

The Search for Strong Interactors

  • J. Lawrence Dew
  • Jean Philippe Boubli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Katharine Milton, Jacalyn Giacalone, S. Joseph Wright, Gretchen Stockmayer
    Pages 5-35
  3. Colin A. Chapman, Lauren J. Chapman, Amy E. Zanne, John R. Poulsen, Connie J. Clark
    Pages 75-92
  4. An Bollen, Giuseppe Donati, Joanna Fietz, Dorothea Schwab, Jean-Baptiste Ramanamanjato, Laurent Randrihasipara et al.
    Pages 93-119
  5. Patricia C. Wright, Vololontiana R. Razafindratsita, Sharon T. Pochron, Jukka Jernvall
    Pages 121-138
  6. David A. Westcott, Matt G. Bradford, Andrew J. Dennis, Geoff Lipsett-Moore
    Pages 237-260

About this book


In this book we undertake one of the first global-scale comparisons of the relationships between tropical plants and frugivorous animal communities, comparing sites within and across continents. In total, 12 primary contributors, including noted plant and animal ecologists, present newly-analyzed long-term datasets on the floristics and phenological rhythms of their study sites, identifying important seed dispersers and key plant taxa that sustain animal communities in Africa, Madagascar, Australasia, and the Neotropics.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. Lawrence Dew
    • 1
  • Jean Philippe Boubli
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Zoological Society of San DiegoSan DiegoUSA

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