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This review provides a framework for understanding the mechanisms of insect seed predation, the diversity of insects that prey on seeds, and the ecological and evolutionary consequences of insect seed predation. Insect seed predation can play significant roles in reducing plant population growth, modifying intraspecific and interspecific competition, shifting spatial and temporal distribution, affecting species evolution, and plant community structure, both in natural and agricultural ecosystems.

Document Type

Article

ISSN

1070-1524

Volume

163

Publication Date

2-1-1997

Publisher

Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station

City

Orono

Keywords

insect-plant relationships, seed dispersal

Disciplines

Entomology

Insect Predation of Seeds and Plant Population Dynamics

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Entomology Commons

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