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Data from: Large frugivores matter: insights from network and seed dispersal effectiveness approaches

Rohit Naniwadekar, Saniya Chaplod, Aparajita Datta, Akanksha Rathore & Hari Sridhar
1.While large avian frugivores are known to be key dispersers for large‐seeded tree species, their role in community‐wide plant‐disperser networks is still poorly known. Large avian frugivores are also among the most threatened due to anthropogenic impacts. 2.We evaluated the role of large avian frugivores in a plant‐disperser community by a) determining whether the plant‐disperser community was modular, with a distinct community of large frugivores (thereby highlighting their importance), b) determining relative qualitative and quantitative...

How far do Asian hornbills disperse seeds?

Rohit Naniwadekar, Akanksha Rathore, Ushma Shukla, Saniya Chaplod & Aparajita Datta
Biotic seed dispersal of plants is a complex phenomenon that is influenced by multiple seed disperser species with implications for plant fitness and range expansions. While inter-species variation has been well-studied, the importance of incorporating intraspecific variation in seed dispersal is increasingly being acknowledged. We compared seed dispersal patterns of breeding and non-breeding great hornbills Buceros bicornis and a breeding wreathed hornbill Rhyticeros undulatus by combining data on fruiting tree visitations, gut passage time and...

Data from: Effects of restoration on tree communities and carbon storage in rainforest fragments of the Western Ghats, India

Anand M. Osuri, Srinivasan Kasinathan, Mrinalini Siddhartha, Divya Mudappa & T. R. Shankar Raman
Ecological restoration is a leading strategy for reversing biodiversity losses and enhancing terrestrial carbon sequestration in degraded tropical forests. There have been few comprehensive assessments of recovery following restoration in fragmented forest landscapes, and the efficacy of active versus passive (i.e., natural regeneration) restoration remains unclear. We examined 11 indicators of forest structure, tree diversity and composition (adult and sapling), and aboveground carbon storage in 25 pairs of actively restored (AR; 7–15 yr after weed...

Data from: Mysuru City Bird Atlas (2014–16): a systematic study of birds across space and time

A. Shivaprakash, B.R. Sheshgiri & Suhel Quader
The Mysuru City Bird Atlas is an ambitious volunteer project to map the birds of an entire city – the first systematic effort of its kind in India. Mysuru city was gridded into a set of square cells, and each cell was surveyed for birds in the winter and in the summer of 2014, 2015 and 2016. The goal of this effort was to assess the distribution and abundance of the birds of Mysuru such...

Registration Year

  • 2019

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • Nature Conservation Foundation
  • Columbia University
  • National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture
  • Indian Institute of Science Bangalore