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Title:Exotic Bird Invasion Into Forests of Hawaii: Demography, Competition, and Seed Dispersal
Author(s):Foster, Jeffrey T.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Jeff Brawn; Scott Robinson
Department / Program:Biology
Discipline:Biology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Biology, Ecology
Abstract:Introduced birds did have a strong and conspicuous impact on native and non-native plants. In an ecosystem where most native frugivores are extinct, introduced birds dispersed all common native plants in these forest sites but non-native plants were infrequently eaten and dispersed. Furthermore, introduced birds are effectively dispersing native seeds from native forest into adjacent sites currently dominated by non-native plants, allowing native forest to reestablish. These studies lay the foundation for understanding the full complexity and ramifications of the ecology of avian introductions.
Issue Date:2005
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:142 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/85356
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3202093
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2005


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