Complicating a Complex Ecosystem Function [Elektronische Ressource] : the Controversial Role of Gastropods in a Myremcochorous Seed Dispersal Mutualism / Manfred Türke. Gutachter: Wolfgang W. Weisser ; Günter Köhler ; Helge Bruelheide
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Complicating a Complex Ecosystem Function [Elektronische Ressource] : the Controversial Role of Gastropods in a Myremcochorous Seed Dispersal Mutualism / Manfred Türke. Gutachter: Wolfgang W. Weisser ; Günter Köhler ; Helge Bruelheide

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Complicating a Complex Ecosystem Function: the Controversial Role of Gastropods in a Myrmecochorous Seed Dispersal Mutualism DISSERTATION Zur Erlangung des akademischen Grades doctor rerum naturalium (Dr. rer. nat.) vorgelegt dem Rat der Biologisch-Pharmazeutischen Fakultät der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena von Dipl.-Biol. Manfred Türke geboren am 03. April 1981 in Schweinfurt Jena, 4.4.2011 1. Gutachter: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang W. Weisser Institut für Ökologie, Universität Jena 2. Gutachter: PD Dr. Günter Köhler für Ökologie, Jena 3. Gutachter: Prof. Dr. Helge Bruelheide Institut für Biologie, Universität Halle-Wittenberg Tag der öffentlichen Verteidigung: 04.07.2011 TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER ONE General Introduction & Manuscript Overview 5 CHAPTER TWO Seed Consumption and Dispersal of Ant-Dispersed Plants by Slugs 16 CHAPTER THREE The Seed Dispersal Potential of Some Gastropod Species and Indications for Predator-Avoidance of Slug-Consumed Seeds 41 CHAPTER FOUR The Influence of Body Mass on the Seed Dispersal Potential of Slugs 57 CHAPTER FIVE Are Gastropods, rather than Ants, Important Seed Dispersers of Myrmecochorous Forest Herbs?

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