More than just diggers: Quenda and woylie disperse viable seed

Date: 21, Jun, 2021
Author(s):   Gabrielle Beca
Publisher: TSR Hub

Many Australian mammals eat seeds. This may influence seed survival, germination or dispersal and have implications for ecosystem health and environmental restoration; however, seed consumption and dispersal by Australian mammals has been little studied. We conducted an experiment using two seed-eating digging mammals, quenda and woylies, which were formerly far more widespread
but are restricted to south-west Western Australia.