Plant-frugivore network simplification under habitat fragmentation leaves a small core of interacting generalists

发布时间:2022-11-16浏览次数:181

论文标题:Plant-frugivore network simplification under habitat fragmentation leaves a small core of interacting generalists
论文作者:Wande Li, Chen Zhu, Ingo Grass, Diego P. Vázquez, Duorun Wang, Yuhao Zhao, Di Zeng, Yi Kang, Ping Ding & Xingfeng Si

文章简介
    Habitat fragmentation impacts seed dispersal processes that are important in maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. However, it is still unclear how habitat fragmentation affects frugivorous interactions due to the lack of high-quality data on plant-frugivore networks. Here we recorded 10,117 plant-frugivore interactions from 22 reservoir islands and six nearby mainland sites using the technology of arboreal camera trapping to assess the effects of island area and isolation on the diversity, structure, and stability of plant-frugivore networks. We found that network simplification under habitat fragmentation reduces the number of interactions involving specialized species and large-bodied frugivores. Small islands had more connected, less modular, and more nested networks that consisted mainly of small-bodied birds and abundant plants, as well as showed evidence of interaction release (i.e., dietary expansion of frugivores). Our results reveal the importance of preserving large forest remnants to support plant-frugivore interaction diversity and forest functionality.

全文链接地址:https://www.nature.com/articles/s42003-022-04198-8
该论文发表在Communications Biology(影响因子6.268)上,我院博士研究生李万德为第一作者、斯幸峰研究员为通讯作者,以及硕士研究生王铎润、康熠,博士后赵郁豪、曾頔,浙江大学生命科学学院博士研究生朱晨丁平教授、德国霍恩海姆大学Ingo Grass教授以及阿根廷库约国立大学Diego P. Vázquez教授为共同作者。