9. A Movement Ecology Approach to Study Seed Dispersal and Plant Invasion: An Overview and Application of Seed Dispersal by Fruit Bats

  1. David M. Richardson
  1. Asaf Tsoar,
  2. David Shohami and
  3. Ran Nathan

Published Online: 30 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444329988.ch9

Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton

Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton

How to Cite

Tsoar, A., Shohami, D. and Nathan, R. (2010) A Movement Ecology Approach to Study Seed Dispersal and Plant Invasion: An Overview and Application of Seed Dispersal by Fruit Bats, in Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton (ed D. M. Richardson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444329988.ch9

Editor Information

  1. Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany & Zoology, Stellenbosch University, 7602 Matieland, South Africa

Author Information

  1. Movement Ecology Laboratory, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91904, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444335859

Online ISBN: 9781444329988

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Keywords:

  • nuts and bolts of invasion ecology;
  • movement ecology approach - seed dispersal and plant invasion;
  • biological invasions, entry, establishment and spread of non-native species;
  • dispersal, or unidirectional movement of organism - away from its home or place of birth;
  • advances in understanding dispersal;
  • tracking seed movement, away from source plant - challenging;
  • advances in modelling and statistical analysis;
  • fruit bats as long-distance seed dispersers - of native and alien species;
  • allometric relationships - generic model for animal seed dispersal;
  • Elton, identifying humans' overriding role - dispersal vector responsible

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Biological Invasions and Dispersal Processes

  • Overview of The Concepts and Methods Applied to Quantify Seed Dispersal Patterns and Understand their Underlying Mechanisms

  • Seed Dispersal and Movement Ecology of Invasive Species

  • Fruit Bats as Long - Distance Seed Dispersers of Both Native and Alien Species

  • Conclusions

  • References