Book 2003

Seed Dispersal by Ants in a Deciduous Forest Ecosystem

Mechanisms, Strategies, Adaptations

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ISBN: 978-90-481-6317-5 (Print) 978-94-017-0173-0 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv

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    Chapter

    Pages 1-4

    Introduction: an historical background

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    Chapter

    Pages 5-24

    The myrmecochorous syndrome

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    Chapter

    Pages 25-36

    Diaspore removal by ants

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    Chapter

    Pages 37-51

    Factors influencing diaspore removal

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    Chapter

    Pages 53-69

    Effect of the ant species complex on diaspore removal

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    Chapter

    Pages 71-81

    Diaspore transporting by ants

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    Chapter

    Pages 83-95

    Seed flow in ant territories

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    Chapter

    Pages 97-109

    Secondary relocation of diaspores from ant nests

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    Chapter

    Pages 111-122

    Comparative analysis of plant dispersal systems by ants: diaspore concentration and redistribution

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    Chapter

    Pages 123-141

    Ecological implications of myrmecochory

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    Chapter

    Pages 143-151

    Interactions between ants and non-myrmecochorous plants

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    Chapter

    Pages 153-171

    Methods for studying myrmecochory

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    Chapter

    Pages 173-176

    Conclusions and outlook

  15. Back Matter

    Pages 177-225