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Biodiversity Conservation in Costa RicaLearning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest$
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Gordon Frankie

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780520223097

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520223097.001.0001

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Tropical Dry-Forest Mammals of Palo Verde

Tropical Dry-Forest Mammals of Palo Verde

Ecology and Conservation in a Changing Landscape

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(p.48) Chapter 5 Tropical Dry-Forest Mammals of Palo Verde
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Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica
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Kathryn E. Stoner

Robert M. Timm

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0005

A wide variety of mammals contribute to the maintenance of dry tropical forests through seed dispersal and pollination. Bats, primates, rodents, and several generalist carnivores are important seed dispersers. This chapter discusses the diversity, importance, and conservation of tropical dry-forest mammals in Palo Verde. It also discusses the factors affecting the distribution and abundance of mammals, such as hunting, deforestation, land conversion, and pesticide contamination.

Keywords:   mammals, seed dispersal, pollination, Palo Verde, hunting, deforestation, land conversion, pesticide contamination

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