[Tweeters] Alien Bird Species Can Help Native Plants Move Around, Say Surprised Scientists

Devorah the Ornithologist birdologist at gmail.com
Sun Apr 7 08:16:14 PDT 2019


Hello everyone,

here's an interesting paper that ties in with larger themes that I'm
exploring. Basically, a new study finds that evolving together as a
community is not necessary for non-native species to fill critically
important ecosystem roles, such as dispersing seeds -- tasks originally
performed by now-extinct native birds on the Hawaiian island of Oʻahu,
where this groundbreaking study was done.

Alien Bird Species Can Help Native Plants Move Around, Say Surprised
Scientists
http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2019/04/07/alien-bird-species-can-help-native-plants-move-around-say-surprised-scientists/
tinyURL: http://tinyurl.com/y5k7fyo9

I hope you share this piece with your friends and fellow bird-pals, as well
as those who live or work on Hawaii!

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