The arboreal ant community visiting extrafloral nectaries in the Neotropical cerrado savanna

The arboreal ant community visiting extrafloral nectaries in the Neotropical cerrado savanna © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI 10.1163/187498310X487785 Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews 3 (2010) 3–27 brill.nl/tar T A R Th e arboreal ant community visiting extrafl oral nectaries in the Neotropical cerrado savanna José H. Schoereder 1 , Tathiana G. Sobrinho 1 , Marcelo S. Madureira 2 , Carla R. Ribas 3 and Paulo S. Oliveira 4 , * 1 Departamento de Biologia Geral, Laboratório de Ecologia de Comunidades, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, 36570-000 Viçosa MG, Brazil 2 Programa de Pós-Graduação em Entomologia, Departamento de Biologia Geral, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, 36570-000 Viçosa MG, Brazil; Universidade do Estado da Bahia-UNEB. Campus X. Teixeira de Freitas BA, Brazil 3 Departamento de Biologia, Setor de Ecologia, Universidade Federal de Lavras, 37200-000 Lavras MG, Brazil 4 Departamento de Biologia Animal, Instituto de Biologia, C.P. 6109, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, 13083-970 Campinas SP, Brazil * Corresponding author; e-mail: pso@unicamp.br Received: 6 October 2009; accepted on 3 December 2009 Summary Th e cerrado savanna of Brazil embraces an area of approximately 2 million km 2 , in which vegetation physiognomies may vary from open grassland to forest with a discontinuous herbaceous layer. Here we describe the main ecological factors accounting for the prevalence of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews Brill

The arboreal ant community visiting extrafloral nectaries in the Neotropical cerrado savanna

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© 2010 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1874-9828
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10.1163/187498310X487785
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI 10.1163/187498310X487785 Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews 3 (2010) 3–27 brill.nl/tar T A R Th e arboreal ant community visiting extrafl oral nectaries in the Neotropical cerrado savanna José H. Schoereder 1 , Tathiana G. Sobrinho 1 , Marcelo S. Madureira 2 , Carla R. Ribas 3 and Paulo S. Oliveira 4 , * 1 Departamento de Biologia Geral, Laboratório de Ecologia de Comunidades, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, 36570-000 Viçosa MG, Brazil 2 Programa de Pós-Graduação em Entomologia, Departamento de Biologia Geral, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, 36570-000 Viçosa MG, Brazil; Universidade do Estado da Bahia-UNEB. Campus X. Teixeira de Freitas BA, Brazil 3 Departamento de Biologia, Setor de Ecologia, Universidade Federal de Lavras, 37200-000 Lavras MG, Brazil 4 Departamento de Biologia Animal, Instituto de Biologia, C.P. 6109, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, 13083-970 Campinas SP, Brazil * Corresponding author; e-mail: pso@unicamp.br Received: 6 October 2009; accepted on 3 December 2009 Summary Th e cerrado savanna of Brazil embraces an area of approximately 2 million km 2 , in which vegetation physiognomies may vary from open grassland to forest with a discontinuous herbaceous layer. Here we describe the main ecological factors accounting for the prevalence of

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Terrestrial Arthropod ReviewsBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2010

Keywords: HERBIVORY; ANT-PLANT INTERACTIONS; SPECIES RICHNESS; INSECT HONEYDEW; EXTRAFLORAL NECTARIES; CERRADO SAVANNA; ANT COMMUNITY

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