Latest Seed predation Stories
Study indicates growing coffee and cacao in shade helps birds
There's no honor among thieves when it comes to rodent robbers — which turns out to be a good thing for tropical trees that depend on animals to spread their seeds, according to recent research.
Weeds, which are widely deemed as a nuisance plant, are vital to the existence of many farmland species.
After two years of research over five degraded landscapes in the National Park of Sierra Nevada (Granada), scientists have established for the first time that field mice base their diet on holm oak and pine seeds, causing a deterioration of the habitats and an extension of scrubland in the forests.
In the last 60 years, brown tree snakes have become the embodiment of the bad things that can happen when invasive species are introduced in places where they have few predators. Unchecked for many years, the snakes caused the extinction of nearly every native bird species on the Pacific island of Guam.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).