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Ecological services performed by the bonobo (Pan paniscus) : seed dispersal effectiveness in tropical forest

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BEAUNE, David, François BRETAGNOLLE, Loïc BOLLACHE, Chloé BOURSON, Gottfried HOHMANN, Barbara FRUTH, 2013. Ecological services performed by the bonobo (Pan paniscus) : seed dispersal effectiveness in tropical forest. In: Journal of Tropical Ecology. Cambridge University Press. 29(5), pp. 367-380. ISSN 0266-4674. eISSN 1469-7831. Available under: doi: 10.1017/S0266467413000515

@article{Beaune2013Ecolo-56161, title={Ecological services performed by the bonobo (Pan paniscus) : seed dispersal effectiveness in tropical forest}, year={2013}, doi={10.1017/S0266467413000515}, number={5}, volume={29}, issn={0266-4674}, journal={Journal of Tropical Ecology}, pages={367--380}, author={Beaune, David and Bretagnolle, François and Bollache, Loïc and Bourson, Chloé and Hohmann, Gottfried and Fruth, Barbara} }

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