A study was conducted to compare wind dispersal of tree seeds in two distinct landscape structure: dense forests and trees scattered in an open landscape, using two mathematical models against extensive seed-trap data collected in an isolated stand of Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis) in Israel. Results showed that very dense forests produced very restricted seed shadows, with 99.7 m. A significant difference between the distributions of dispersal distances were generated in the low landscape types - dispersal distances in dense forests were considerably shorter than in open landscapes.
|Title of host publication
|Seed dispersal and frugivory: ecology, evolution and conservation.
|Subtitle of host publication
|Third International Symposium-Workshop on Frugivores and Seed Dispersal, Sao Pedro, Brazil, 6-11 August 2000
|D.J. Levey, W.R. Silva, M. Galetti
|Number of pages
|Published - 2002