Ant-plant interactions: a world review

  • Ralf C. Buckley
Part of the Geobotany book series (GEOB, volume 4)


A framework for the analysis of ant-plant interactions has been provided by Hocking (1975) and Gilbert (1979), who grouped insect-plant interactions into 7 main categories according to the relative roles of the species involved. I shall consider ant-plant interactions under the 10 main categories listed below.


Seed Dispersal Nest Site Seed Removal Extrafloral Nectary Floral Nectar 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Dr W. Junk Publishers, The Hague 1982

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