Volume 164 2003

Herbivory of Leaf-Cutting Ants

A Case Study on Atta colombica in the Tropical Rainforest of Panama

ISBN: 978-3-642-07865-1 (Print) 978-3-662-05259-4 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XV

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    Pages 1-3

    About This Book

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    Pages 5-48

    The Natural History of Leaf-Cutting Ants

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    Pages 49-54

    The Study Area — Barro Colorado Island

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    Pages 55-59

    Species Composition of the Forest

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    Pages 61-69

    Forest Light Regimes

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    Pages 71-82

    Canopy Structure of the Forest

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    Pages 83-90

    Colony Dynamics

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    Pages 91-110

    Harvest Dynamics

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    Pages 111-120

    The Trail System

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    Pages 121-130

    Host Plant Selection

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    Pages 131-149

    Herbivory Rates

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    Pages 151-163

    Herbivory and Light

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    Pages 165-169

    Seed Dispersal by Leaf-Cutting Ants

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    Pages 171-181

    Nutrient Cycling and Water Relations

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    Pages 183-194

    Conclusions: Ecosystem Perspectives

  17. Back Matter

    Pages 195-233