Spatial and temporal variation in frugivory at a Neotropical fig, Ficus pertusa.

J. L. Bronstein, K. Hoffmann

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Abstract

A total of 26 species of birds in 10 families took F. pertusa fruit. Visitors' identity, abundance, and importance (estimated by an index of the number of fruits removed) all varied among trees and over time for individual trees. Compared with its obligate, species-specific pollination mutualism, F. pertusa's highly variable interactions with its present-day disperser assemblage are less likely to be products of coevolution. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-268
Number of pages8
JournalOikos
Volume49
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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