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- Jimenez‐Soto, Estelí; Morris, Jonathan R.; Letourneau, Deborah K.; Philpott, Stacy M.
- Biotropica 2019 v.51 no.1 pp. 50-61
- Azteca; Coffea arabica; Hypothenemus hampei; Inga micheliana; agroecosystems; agroforestry; ant nests; biological control; crops; insect pests; intensive farming; nesting; pest control; plantations; shade trees; vegetation
- ... In natural and managed systems, connections between trees are important structural resources for arboreal ant communities with ecosystem‐level effects. However, ongoing agricultural intensification in agroforestry systems, which reduces shade trees and connectivity between trees and crop plants, may hinder ant recruitment rates to resources and pest control services provided by ants. We examined w ...