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Check out Ryan McCarthy’s article about seed dispersal. You’ll learn about the remnants of megafauna dispersal from the Pleistocene.

Seed dispersal—the adventures of the young and reckless

by Ryan McCarthy

At first glance, the life of a plant is obvious: it is rooted there in the ground, growing day after day, with changes often too subtle to notice except perhaps for a sudden burst of flowers, or the loss of leaves over the winter. It is easy to overlook theother life of plants–the individual that you see likely arrived, germinated, and established at that spot through a series of very low-probability events.

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