Doom of the elephant-dependent trees in a Congo tropical forest

Doom of the elephant-dependent trees in a Congo tropical forest Highlights ► Forest elephants have been extirpated from vast areas in the Congo basin such as at LuiKotale. ► Fourteen of the tree species studied (total 18) with megafaunal syndrome are elephant-dependent. ► For 12 of the tree species, the first cohorts were totally absent in our plots due to the absence of elephants. ► Species able to recruit without elephants show clumped patterns. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Forest Ecology and Management Elsevier

Doom of the elephant-dependent trees in a Congo tropical forest

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0378-1127
eISSN
1872-7042
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.foreco.2012.12.041
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Abstract

Highlights ► Forest elephants have been extirpated from vast areas in the Congo basin such as at LuiKotale. ► Fourteen of the tree species studied (total 18) with megafaunal syndrome are elephant-dependent. ► For 12 of the tree species, the first cohorts were totally absent in our plots due to the absence of elephants. ► Species able to recruit without elephants show clumped patterns.

Journal

Forest Ecology and ManagementElsevier

Published: May 1, 2013

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