How migratory birds help spread plant species

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How migratory birds help spread plant species. How migratory birds help spread plant species.

Did you know that pollens travel as far off as across continents? And how do they travel? On the wings of migratory birds.

A study offers critical insight into the ecology and evolution of plants that are represented across continents.

The study, done by the University of Connecticut (UConn) researchers, found 23 regenerative plant diaspores (plant seeds) trapped in the feathers of migratory birds leaving the Arctic harbour for South America.

The researchers studied American golden plovers, semi palmated sandpipers and red phalaropes all birds that breed in coastal tundra.

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Author: Dr Raziq

I’m PhD in Animal Agriculture, currently working as a Technical Manager at Al Ain Farms for Livestock Production, Camel dairying, Alain, UAE. I had performed as a Professor and Dean, at the Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences Pakistan (LUAWMS). I work on and write for the subjects of ‘turning camel from a beast of burden to a sustainable farm animal’, agricultural research policies, extensive livestock production systems, food security under climate change context, and sustainable use of traditional genetic resources for food and agriculture. Iim advocating camel under the theme of CAMEL4LIFE and believe in camel potential. I’m the founder and head of the Society of Animal, Veterinary and Animal Scientists (SAVES), and Founder of the Camel Association of Pakistan. I also work as a freelance scientist working (currently member of steering committee) for Desert Net International (DNI). I’m an ethnoecologist, ethnobotanist, Ethnovet and ethomedicie researcher and reviewer. I explore deserts and grazing lands for knowledge and understanding.

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