Biogeography and evolution of plant biotic dispersal

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We are assembling a comprehensive, global, dynamic, open, reproducible database of fruit and seed traits for all seed plants worldwide (called FRUSEED). These data will allow us to tackle long-standing questions on the prevalence, evolution and biogeography of animal-mediated (biotic) plant dispersal.

This research is funded by grant US-1381388 by Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) and Consejería de Transformación Económica, Industria, Conocimiento y Universidades of Junta de Andalucía and Universidad de Sevilla, as well as grant CNS2022-135839 by MICIU/AEI/10.13039/501100011033 and European Union NextGenerationEU/PRTR.

Francisco Rodríguez-Sánchez
Francisco Rodríguez-Sánchez

Computational Ecologist & Data Scientist.