Chapter 16. Seed Dispersal Processes in Australia's Tropical Rainforests

  1. Nigel E. Stork Chair Head Associate Dean CEO Director Member3 and
  2. Stephen M. Turton Executive Director Associate Professor Director Councillor4
  1. David A. Westcott1,†,
  2. Andrew J. Dennis2,‡,
  3. Matt G. Bradford1,§,
  4. Graham N. Harrington1,¶ and
  5. Adam McKeown1,‖

Published Online: 2 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300321.ch16

Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

How to Cite

Westcott, D. A., Dennis, A. J., Bradford, M. G., Harrington, G. N. and McKeown, A. (2009) Seed Dispersal Processes in Australia's Tropical Rainforests, in Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape (eds N. E. Stork and S. M. Turton), Blackwell Publishing, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300321.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 3

    School of Resource Management and Geography, Faculty of Land and Food Resources, University of Melborne, Burnley Campus, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

  2. 4

    Australian Tropical Forest Institute, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Atherton, Queensland, Australia

  2. 2

    CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Herberton, Queensland 4887, Australia

  1. The authors were participants of Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Ecology and Management

  2. The authors were participants of Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Ecology and Management

  3. §

    The authors were participants of Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Ecology and Management

  4. The authors were participants of Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Ecology and Management

  5. The authors were participants of Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Ecology and Management

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156431

Online ISBN: 9781444300321

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Keywords:

  • Seed Dispersal Processes In Tropical Rainforests;
  • Wet Tropics fruits and fruiting phenology;
  • Torresian imperial pigeons (Ducula bicolor) and metallic starlings (Aplonis metallica);
  • keystone fruits;
  • frugivores of Australia's rainforests;
  • seed dispersal in Australia's rainforests;
  • Frugivore functional groups;
  • functional classification of dispersers;
  • vertebrate seed dispersal in Wet Tropics and frugivore and granivore interactions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Fruits of Australia's rainforests

  • Frugivores of Australia's rainforests

  • Is Australia different?

  • Seed dispersal in Australia's rainforests

  • Summary

  • References