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Jens-Christian Svenning

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Jens-Christian Svenning is professor in ecology at Aarhus University, where he leads the Center for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World (BIOCHANGE). His research combines fundamental biodiversity studies with work on climate change impacts, sustainable development, and rewilding

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Jens-Christian Svenning

Why wildlife is so essential to spreading plants' seeds

• Plants reproduce using seed dispersal, often relying on wildlife to carry their seeds so that their offspring don't grow in their shadow. • Today the Earth is losing species at a rapid rate, potentially representing the sixth mass extinction in its history, which could impact seed dispersal. • 60% fewer seeds are being dispersed far enough worldwide to keep pace with climate change by shifting locations.

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