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- Marquis, Robert J., et al. Show all 2 Author
- Biotropica 2015 v.47 no.4 pp. 459-467
- Formicidae; Malpighiaceae; cerrado; community structure; host plants; leaf area; leaves; phytophagous insects; reproductive performance; savannas; shrubs; tropics
- ... Although fire‐ and ant–plant interactions influence the community structure and dynamics of Neotropical savannas, no previous studies have considered their simultaneous effects on target host plants. We monitored the effect of ant exclusion for 3 years on leaf area loss to leaf chewing insects, thrips abundance, and reproductive output of the extrafloral nectary‐bearing shrub, Peixotoa tomentosa ( ...