Seed Dispersal and Habitat Fragmentation

Summary

Watch researchers follow brown spider monkeys in a tropical forest of Colombia to determine which plant seeds they are dispersing. Seed dispersers are critical to the forest’s ability to grow and regenerate. 

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(Duration: 08 min 03 sec)
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Curriculum Connections:

NGSS (2013) LS
MS-LS2.A, MS-LS2.C; HS-LS2.C
AP Biology (2015)
4.B.3
AP Environmental Science (2013)
II.A, IV.B
IB Biology (2016)
C.1, 9.4
IB Environmental Systems and Societies (2017)
2.5, 3.1
Vision and Change (2009)
CC2