By Elizabeth A. Davison (auth.), Ralf C. Buckley (eds.)
Early study on ant-plant interactions in Australia was once principally restrained to the economically very important challenge of ants harvesting surface-sown pasture seed (e. g. Campbell 1966). The record through Berg (1975) of frequent myrmecochory in Australia, and a burst of in another country examine, encouraged study on various ant-plant interactions in Australia. This publication summarizes such examine and provides reeent and present paintings on seed harvesting, myrmecochory, ant-epiphytes, extrafloral nectaries, ant-plant-homopteran platforms, and the effect of crops on ant faunas. i'm hoping that it'll inspire extra paintings in those and comparable parts, and that the evaluate and bibliography of ant-plant interactions within the leisure ofthe international will function an invaluable resource for these getting into the sphere. The richness of Australia's vegetation and ant fauna render it a very fascinating continent for the examine of interactions among them. As instantly obvious from the checklist of contents, ant-seed interactions are rather major in Australia. this isn't outstanding for a comparatively dry continent bearing a mostly sc1erophyllous plant conceal. destiny study, even though, specifically within the tropical north, is like1y to bare extra forms of interplay, possibly resembling these attribute of the tropics in different places, or maybe distinctively Australian. a number of the chapters were shortened and converted significantly from the unique manuscripts, however the rules and effects provided are, after all, these of the person authors.
Read Online or Download Ant-plant interactions in Australia PDF
Similar nonfiction_8 books
This monograph comprises an exposition of the speculation of minimum surfaces in Euclidean house, with an emphasis on whole minimum surfaces of finite overall curvature. Our exposition is predicated upon the philosophy that the examine of finite overall curvature entire minimum surfaces in R3, in huge degree, coincides with the examine of meromorphic services and linear sequence on compact Riemann sur faces.
The NATO complicated research Institute on "Interfaces, Quantum Wells and Superlattices" used to be held from August sixteenth to twenty ninth, 1987, in Banff, Alberta, Canada. This quantity includes lots of the lectures that got on the Institute. a number of the lectures had already been awarded at an past assembly and seem in its place within the lawsuits of the NATO complex examine Institute on "Physics and purposes of Quantum Wells and great lattices" held in Erice from April twenty first to may well 1st previous within the yr and released by means of Plenum Press.
Biomass burning profoundly impacts atmospheric chemistry, the carbon cycle, and weather and should have performed so for thousands of years. Bringing jointly popular specialists from paleoecology, fireplace ecology, atmospheric chemistry, and natural chemistry, the amount elucidates the function of fireside in the course of international adjustments of the earlier and destiny.
- Transmission Electron Microscopy and Diffractometry of Materials
- Novel Superconductivity
- Cost and Revenue Constrained Production
- Modelling the Flow and Solidification of Metals
- Brain Theory: Proceedings of the First Trieste Meeting on Brain Theory, October 1–4, 1984
- Fish Ecophysiology
Additional resources for Ant-plant interactions in Australia
For eaeh speeies it is indieated whether its distribution favours the mallee (M) or the heath (H). Results of ehi-square analyses. 8) show no differences in texture or particle size between the soils of the two sites. Soil suitability for nest construction therefore does not contribute to any differences between the ant faunas of the two sites. Ant faunas The ants of the two sites were described from the results of pitfall traps and hand collections. Thirty pitfall traps (plastic drinking cups containing an ethanol-glycerol mixture, buried with their rims flush to the soil surface) were arranged systematically at each site (Fig.
Harper, J. L. , 1970. The dynamics of plant populations. Proc. Adv. Study I nst. Dynamics Numbers Popul. (Oosterbeek, 1970): 41~63. , 1960. Studies on the ecological distribution of ants in Sapporo and its vicinity. Insectes Soc. 7: 125~162. McGowan, A. A, 1969. Effect of seed-harvesting ants on the persistence of Wimmera rye-grass in northeastern Victoria. Exp. Agric. Anim. Husb. 9: 37~40. Moore, C. W. , 1953. The vegetation of the south-eastern Riverina, New South Wales, 2. The disclimax communities.
1979. An experimental study of competiticon between seed-eating desert rodents and ants. Am. Zool. 19: 1129~1143. Brown, W. L. & Taylor, R. , 1970. Hymenoptera: superfamily Formicoidea. In: CSIRO, The Insects of Australia, 951~959. Melbourne University Press, Melbourne. Campbell, M. , 1966. Theft by harvesting ants of pasture seed broadcast on unploughed land. Exp. Agric. Anim. Husb. 6: 334~338. Davidson, D. , 1977. Species diversity and community organization in desert seed-eating ants. Ecology 58: 711 ~ 724.