Seed Dispersal by Herbivors
Written by, Daniel Griffith
What does seed dispersal and poop have to do with cattle?
The migration of seeds around a landscape is crucial to both the overall success of “native” species and repopulation of “native” speices within a landscape.
“The results of this study stress the potential of endozoochory by large herbivores as an important seed dispersal mechanism with a large number of seeds of a considerable number of plant species dispersed during the fruiting season. The relevance of this mechanism is shown in a qualitative way by the fact that at least 27% of all plant species which were recorded from both study sites can potentially be dispersed endozoochorically,”