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Plants on IslandsDiversity and Dynamics on a Continental Archipelago$
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Martin Cody

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780520247291

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520247291.001.0001

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Dispersal Syndromes, Incidence, and Dynamics

Dispersal Syndromes, Incidence, and Dynamics

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(p.138) 7 Dispersal Syndromes, Incidence, and Dynamics
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Plants on Islands
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Martin L. Cody

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520247291.003.0007

This chapter assesses forms of dispersal and describes some indications of potential dispersal limitation on island incidence in Barkley Sound. Ferns appear to be the classic plant taxon in which there are no dispersal limitations. The chapter analyzes fern distribution and the influence of habitat and suitable conditions for persistence, and also discusses various means of seed dispersal, including zoochory (dispersal via fruits or berries by vertebrates); hydrochory (dispersal by sea currents); and anemochory (dispersal by drifting in wind currents).

Keywords:   dispersal, incidence, Barkley Sound, ferns, seed dispersal, zoochory, hydrochory, anemochory

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