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The forgotten fauna: introduced seed predators are no surrogate for extinct seed-eating animals on islands

1 month ago   |   By British Ecological Society

Whenever humans have reached islands, animal species on those islands have been exposed to a raft of new pressures, such as habitat loss and invasive species. As a result, many animals have gone extinct - the dodo of Mauritius being one the most well-known examples.
Less well-known is that the extinction of these animals also means the extinction of the interactions they had with other plants and animals, like dispersing seeds or pollinating flowers. The loss of these positive, mutually beneficial interactions concern conservation biologists because they can have cascading and lasting...
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