Animals can help disperse seeds, but did you know that sometimes a seed-eater gets eaten by the predator, and that’s actually a good thing for the seeds in the gut of the seed-eater? Read more in our article: Hitching a Ride with a Carnivore
Media Coverage of our article: The ecological significance of secondary seed dispersal by carnivores
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Hitching a Ride with a Carnivore. University of Alberta.
Hitching a ride with a predator. Science Daily
How predators help plants grow. CBC Radio
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We contributed an article to Wikipedia about diplochory.
Our article was also referenced in a media release about another publication: Tree-climbing goats disperse seeds by spitting, Ecological Society of America
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Find our paper here:
A. Hamalainen, K. Broadley, A. Droghini, J.A. Haines, C.T. Lamb, S. Boutin, S. Gilbert. 2017. The ecological significance of secondary seed dispersal by carnivores. Ecosphere 82(2):e01685. doi: 10.1002/ecs2.1685