Tag: seed dispersers

February 25, 2022

Can wildlife help plants keep up with the climate?

From birds to large mammals, many species are responsible for spreading seeds through their droppings, allowing plants to grow along wildlife routes. But as biodiversity declines and species’ ranges constrict,...

April 19, 2019

Invasive birds fill critical seed dispersing role in Hawaii

Introduced bird species in Oahu, Hawaii may disperse seeds of native plant species long after the native birds that originally filled these roles are gone. According to new research, these...

February 23, 2018

Rattlesnakes may be overlooked seed dispersers

When researchers were looking at the digestive tracts of three desert-dwelling rattlesnake species to learn about their diets, they were surprised to find little black dots in the upper intestine...