Seeds on the Ground (image) University of Arizona Share Print E-Mail Caption Many plants depend on animals to disperse their seeds. Where habitat destruction or other human-caused activity drives these species out of ecosystems, seeds stay right where the fruiting tree dropped them, as with this Copa Palm. Credit Patricia Alvarez Usage Restrictions Usage granted only in conjunction with posting/reporting of this news release. Credit must be given. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.