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Flávia M. Jesus, Vânia R. Pivello, Sérgio T. Meirelles, Geraldo A.D.C. Franco and Jean Paul Metzger The importance of landscape structure for seed dispersal in rain forest fragments Journal of Vegetation Science 23

Article first published online: 20 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2012.01418.x

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This study showed that the size and degree of connectivity of forest patches in a fragmented rainforest landscape resulted in distinct patterns of seed rain according to plant guilds. This is an issue relevant to the conservation and management of the landscape as it shows the importance of patch size and its spatial arrangement on promoting habitat connectivity and the flow of animal-dispersed seeds.

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