Ant-Plant Interactions: Impacts of Humans on Terrestrial by Paulo S. Oliveira,Suzanne Koptur PDF

By Paulo S. Oliveira,Suzanne Koptur

ISBN-10: 110715975X

ISBN-13: 9781107159754

Ants are essentially the most dominant insect kin on the earth, and flowering crops were the dominant plant crew on land for greater than a hundred million years. In contemporary a long time, human actions have degraded typical environments with extraordinary pace and scale, making it more and more obvious that interspecific interactions fluctuate not just less than diverse ecological stipulations and throughout habitats, but in addition based on anthropogenic worldwide swap. this can be the 1st quantity completely dedicated to the anthropogenic results at the interactions among those significant parts of terrestrial ecosystems. a main staff of participants file their study from various temperate and tropical ecosystems around the world, together with South, vital and North the USA, Africa, Japan, Polynesia, Indonesia and Australia. It offers an in-depth precis of the present figuring out for researchers already accustomed to insect-plant interactions, but is written at a degree to provide a window into the ecology of ant-plant interactions for the commonly uninitiated overseas medical community.

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