Rates of premature fruit drop for 201 plant species on Barro Colorado Island, Panama

Osvaldo Calderón, S. Joseph Wright, Sofia Gripenberg & Eleanor E. Jackson
Pre-dispersal seed mortality caused by premature fruit drop is a potentially important source of plant mortality, but one which has rarely been studied in the context of tropical forest plants. Of particular interest is premature fruit drop triggered by enemies, which – if density-dependent – could contribute to species co-existence in tropical forest plant communities. We used a long-term (31 year) dataset on seed and fruit fall obtained through weekly collections from a network of...
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