Behavioural complementarity among frugivorous birds and lizards can promote plant diversity in island ecosystems

Teresa Morán López, Aarón González Castro, Juan Manuel Morales & Manuel Nogales Hidalgo
The behavioural complementarity of fruit-eating animals is thought to exert a key role in plant community assembly. However, a mechanistic understanding of the causal links between the two processes is still lacking. This study assesses if complementarity between dispersers in feeding and microhabitat-use behaviour enhances community-scale dispersal services, resulting in a more diverse community of seedlings. We used a Bayesian approach to connect a comprehensive database of seed dispersal effectiveness at a community scale with...
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