Collapse of dispersal trait diversity across a long-term chronosequence reveals a strong negative impact of frugivore extinctions on forest resilience

Sébastien Albert, Olivier Flores & Dominique Strasberg
1. Understanding how seed dispersal disruption may alter plant community diversity and dynamics over a large temporal scale remains a challenge. Here, we use a long-term chronosequence to compare changes in the richness and composition of different dispersal trait assemblages in communities established before and after human colonisation in the Mascarene archipelago. 2. Our study was located on Réunion on the slopes of the Piton de la Fournaise, one of the most active volcanoes worldwide....

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  • 2019

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  • University of La Réunion