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

By Paulo S. Oliveira,Suzanne Koptur

Ants are the most dominant insect family members on the earth, and flowering crops were the dominant plant workforce on land for greater than a hundred million years. In fresh a long time, human actions have degraded average environments with extraordinary pace and scale, making it more and more obvious that interspecific interactions range not just less than varied ecological stipulations and throughout habitats, but additionally in accordance with anthropogenic international switch. this is often the 1st quantity totally dedicated to the anthropogenic results at the interactions among those significant elements of terrestrial ecosystems. a primary crew of participants document their examine from numerous temperate and tropical ecosystems world wide, together with South, valuable and North the United States, Africa, Japan, Polynesia, Indonesia and Australia. It offers an in-depth precis of the present knowing 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 in general uninitiated foreign medical community.

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