Primary and secondary dispersal of Bertholletia excelsa: Implications for sustainable harvests

Primary and secondary dispersal of Bertholletia excelsa: Implications for sustainable harvests •We tracked Brazil nut primary and secondary dispersal, focusing on intact fruits.•Primary dispersal (fruitfall) occurred synchronously, over approximately 3 months.•Scatterhoarders consumed or dispersed an estimated 3341 seeds before human harvests.•Fruit opening and removal was greater in the presence of bamboo or dense vegetation.•Timing of harvests were safe and allowed dispersers weeks of unlimited seed access. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Forest Ecology and Management Elsevier

Primary and secondary dispersal of Bertholletia excelsa: Implications for sustainable harvests

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2018 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0378-1127
eISSN
1872-7042
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.foreco.2018.02.014
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Abstract

•We tracked Brazil nut primary and secondary dispersal, focusing on intact fruits.•Primary dispersal (fruitfall) occurred synchronously, over approximately 3 months.•Scatterhoarders consumed or dispersed an estimated 3341 seeds before human harvests.•Fruit opening and removal was greater in the presence of bamboo or dense vegetation.•Timing of harvests were safe and allowed dispersers weeks of unlimited seed access.

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Forest Ecology and ManagementElsevier

Published: May 1, 2018

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