Are seed size and seed consumer identity important determinants of seed fate in northeastern Gabon?

Cooper Rosin and John Poulsen at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University published a new article on Biotropica: Telemetric tracking of scatterhoarding and seed fate in a Central African forest. They experimentally assessed the initial steps of seed fate for two tree species—the large-seeded Pentaclethra macrophylla and the relatively small-seeded Gambeya lacourtiana—in northeastern Gabon. The article early view is available at:…/10.1111/btp.12410/full.


African oil bean Pentaclethra macrophylla. Proto credit: Fundación Tierra Ibérica (