An ecological study was carried out in Sainte Luce between November 1999 and February 2001. The main purpose of this study is getting insight in the mutual dependence between fauna and flora in this ecosystem by looking closely at food selection of frugivorous and granivorous animals and at dispersal strategies of important fruiting tree species. We will look more closely into these mutualistic relationships between fauna and flora that have led to a complex set of characteristics which determinaracterization of fruits and seeds consisted of phenological, morphological and biochemical parameters.
littoral forest, seed dispersal, seed predation, feeding ecology, Ecology, Forests, The effect of Biodiversity on Ecosystem Functioning, Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity, Africa, Madagascar, Fort-Dauphin, Sainte Luce, Metazoa, Vertebrata, Rodentia, Rattus rattus, Eliurus, Megachiroptera, Pteropus rufus, Primates, Eulemur fulvus collaris, Cheirogaleus medius, Cheirogaleus major, Microcebus rufus, Aves, Treron australis, Alectroenas madagascariensis, Streptopelia picturata, Hypsipetes madagascariensis, Coracopsis nigra
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