Advancing an interdisciplinary framework to study seed dispersal ecology
AuthorBeckman, Noelle G
Aslan, Clare E
Rogers, Haldre S
Bronstein, Judith L
Bullock, James M
Brodie, Jedediah F
Bruna, Emilio M
Cantrell, Robert Stephen
Decker, Robin R
Fricke, Evan C
Johnson, Jeremy S
Loiselle, Bette A
Miriti, Maria N
Neubert, Michael G
Poulsen, John R
Razafindratsima, Onja H
Sandor, Manette E
Schupp, Eugene W
Snell, Rebecca S
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Dept Ecol & Evolutionary Biol
long-distance seed dispersal
MetadataShow full item record
PublisherOXFORD UNIV PRESS
CitationNoelle G Beckman, Clare E Aslan, Haldre S Rogers, Oleg Kogan, Judith L Bronstein, James M Bullock, Florian Hartig, Janneke HilleRisLambers, Ying Zhou, Damaris Zurell, Jedediah F Brodie, Emilio M Bruna, Robert Stephen Cantrell, Robin R Decker, Edu Efiom, Evan C Fricke, Katherine Gurski, Alan Hastings, Jeremy S Johnson, Bette A Loiselle, Maria N Miriti, Michael G Neubert, Liba Pejchar, John R Poulsen, Gesine Pufal, Onja H Razafindratsima, Manette E Sandor, Katriona Shea, Sebastian Schreiber, Eugene W Schupp, Rebecca S Snell, Christopher Strickland, Jenny Zambrano, Advancing an interdisciplinary framework to study seed dispersal ecology, AoB PLANTS, Volume 12, Issue 2, April 2020, plz048, https://doi.org/10.1093/aobpla/plz048
RightsCopyright © The Author(s) 2019. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Annals of Botany Company. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Collection InformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
AbstractAlthough dispersal is generally viewed as a crucial determinant for the fitness of any organism, our understanding of its role in the persistence and spread of plant populations remains incomplete. Generalizing and predicting dispersal processes are challenging due to context dependence of seed dispersal, environmental heterogeneity and interdependent processes occurring over multiple spatial and temporal scales. Current population models often use simple phenomenological descriptions of dispersal processes, limiting their ability to examine the role of population persistence and spread, especially under global change. To move seed dispersal ecology forward, we need to evaluate the impact of any single seed dispersal event within the full spatial and temporal context of a plant's life history and environmental variability that ultimately influences a population's ability to persist and spread. In this perspective, we provide guidance on integrating empirical and theoretical approaches that account for the context dependency of seed dispersal to improve our ability to generalize and predict the consequences of dispersal, and its anthropogenic alteration, across systems. We synthesize suitable theoretical frameworks for this work and discuss concepts, approaches and available data from diverse subdisciplines to help operationalize concepts, highlight recent breakthroughs across research areas and discuss ongoing challenges and open questions. We address knowledge gaps in the movement ecology of seeds and the integration of dispersal and demography that could benefit from such a synthesis. With an interdisciplinary perspective, we will be able to better understand how global change will impact seed dispersal processes, and potential cascading effects on plant population persistence, spread and biodiversity.
NoteOpen access journal
VersionFinal published version
- Introduction to the Special Issue: The role of seed dispersal in plant populations: perspectives and advances in a changing world.
- Authors: Beckman NG, Aslan CE, Rogers HS
- Issue date: 2020 Apr
- Consequences of intraspecific variation in seed dispersal for plant demography, communities, evolution and global change.
- Authors: Snell RS, Beckman NG, Fricke E, Loiselle BA, Carvalho CS, Jones LR, Lichti NI, Lustenhouwer N, Schreiber SJ, Strickland C, Sullivan LL, Cavazos BR, Giladi I, Hastings A, Holbrook KM, Jongejans E, Kogan O, Montaño-Centellas F, Rudolph J, Rogers HS, Zwolak R, Schupp EW
- Issue date: 2019 Aug
- Landscape-scale distribution and persistence of genetically modified oilseed rape (Brassica napus) in Manitoba, Canada.
- Authors: Knispel AL, McLachlan SM
- Issue date: 2010 Jan
- Employing plant functional groups to advance seed dispersal ecology and conservation.
- Authors: Aslan C, Beckman NG, Rogers HS, Bronstein J, Zurell D, Hartig F, Shea K, Pejchar L, Neubert M, Poulsen J, HilleRisLambers J, Miriti M, Loiselle B, Effiom E, Zambrano J, Schupp G, Pufal G, Johnson J, Bullock JM, Brodie J, Bruna E, Cantrell RS, Decker R, Fricke E, Gurski K, Hastings A, Kogan O, Razafindratsima O, Sandor M, Schreiber S, Snell R, Strickland C, Zhou Y
- Issue date: 2019 Apr
- Space, time and complexity in plant dispersal ecology.
- Authors: Robledo-Arnuncio JJ, Klein EK, Muller-Landau HC, Santamaría L
- Issue date: 2014