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Seed dispersal and predation of plant species in a tropical savannah woodland

Gross, Caroline L.


This study was undertaken in the tropical savannah woodlands of Manbulloo, near Katherine, N.T. Seed transportation and phenology patterns were investigated in a 15 week research period. Forbs at Manbulloo flower and fruit throughout the wet season but complete their life-cycle before July. In contrast, shrub and tree species flower and fruit throughout the dry season. Dry and late wet season results suggest that ants and birds are primarily seed predators, consequently, the preyed upon...[Show more]

CollectionsANU North Australia Research Unit (NARU)
Date published: 1985-11
Type: Thesis (Honours)(non-ANU)
Access Rights: Open Access


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