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Do birds spread seeds of potentially invasive trees?

Watching birds foraging in trees

Watching birds foraging in trees

Graduate student and IGERT trainee Clare Aslan watches birds foraging for fruit in native and non-native trees. Aslan’s research indicates that birds and non-native trees have formed novel mutualisms that may result in the future spread of undesirable tree species.

Credits: Courtesy of Clare Aslan, UC Davis