Table of contents for Ant-plant interactions / edited by Camilla R. Huxley and David F. Cutler.


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1. Ants and Plants: A Diversity of Interaction, Camilla R. Huxley


PART I: Antagonistic Interactions - The Leaf-Cutter Ants


2. An Introduction to the Fungus-Growing Ants, Attini, D.J. Stradling


3. The Selection and Detoxification of Plant Material by Fungus-Growing Ants, R.J. Powell and D.J. Stradling


4. Resource Quality and Cost in the Foraging of Leaf-Cutter Ants, Jerome J. Howard


5. Leaf-Cutter Ant Assemblies: Effects of Latitude, Vegetation, and Behaviour, H.G. Fowler and Silvia Claver


PART II: Ant-Plant Interactions Involving Herbivorous Insects


6. Effects of Ants on Temperate Woodland Trees, J.B. Whittaker


7. The Interaction Between Red Wood Ants, Cinara Aphids, and Pines: A Ghost of Mutualism Past?


8. Conditional Interactions in Ant-Plant-Herbivore Mutualisms, J. Hall Cushman and John F. Addicott


9. Why Are So Few Aphids Ant-Tended?, Catherine M. Bristow


10. Effects of Ant-Homopteran Systems on Fig-Figwasp Interactions, S.G. Compton and H.G. Robertson


11. Variation in the Attractiveness of Lycaenid Butterfly Larvae to Ants, N.E. Pierce


12. Evolutionary and Ecological Patterns in Myremecophilous Riodinids, P.J. DeVries


PART III: Extrafloral Nectary-Mediated Interactions


13. Phylogeny, Lifeform, and Habitat Dependence of Ant-Defended Plants in a Panamanian Forest, Eugene W. Schupp and D.H. Feener, Jr.


14. The Ant Community Associated with Extrafloral Nectaries in the Brazilian Cerrados, Paulo S. Oliveira and Carlos R.F. Brandao


15. Extrafloral Nectaries of Herbs and Trees: Modelling the Interaction with Ants and Parasitoids, Suzanne Koptur


16. Bracken and Ants: Why is There No Mutualism?, V.K. Rashbrook


17. Some Associations Between Ants and Euphorbs in Tropical Australasia, D.A. Mackay and M.A. Whalen


PART IV: Symbiosis Between Plants and Ants


18. The Association Between Macaranga Trees and Ants in South-east Asia, Brigitte Fiala, Ulrich Maschwitz and Tho Yow Pong


19. Azteca Ants in Cecropia Trees: Taxonomy, Colony Structure, and Behavior, J.T. Longino


20. Symbiosis of Ants with Cecropia As a Function of Light Regime, Diane W. Davidson and Brian L. Fisher


21. Phylogenetic Analysis of the Evolution of a Mutualism: Leonardoxa (Caesalpiniaceae) and Its Associated Ants, Doyle McKey


22. Phylogenetic Analysis of Psuedomyrmecine Ants associated with Domatia-Bearing Plants, Philip S. Ward


23. Myrmecotropy: Origins, Operation and Importance, David H. Benzing


24. Cavity Structure and Function in the Tuberous Epiphytic Rubiaceae, Matthew Jebb


25. Parasitism of Ant-Plant Mutualisms and the Novel Case of Piper, D.K. Letourneau


26. Ants, Plants, and Beetles: A Triangular Relationship, Pierre Jolivet


PART V: Pollination, Ant-Exclusion and Dispersal


27. The Evidence for, and Importance of, Ant Pollination, Rod Peakall


28. The Greasy Pole Syndrome, Ray Harley


29. Seed Dispersal by Ants: Comparing Infertile with Fertile Soils, M. Westoby


30. Myrmecocheory in Cape Fynbos, W.J. Bond


31. Light Environments, Stage-Structure, and Dispersal Syndromes of Costa Rican Marantaceae, Carol C. Horvitz


32. Ground Beetles and Seed Dispersal of the Myrmecochorous Plant Trillium tschonoskii (Liliaceae), Seigo Higashi and Fuminori Ito


33. Seed Harvesting by Ants in Australia, Alan N. Anderson


r RT VI: Ants, Vegetation Ecology, and the Future of Ant-Plant Research


34. The Influence of Mound Building Ants on British Lowland Vegetation, Stanley R.J. Woodell and Timothy J. King


35. A Neotropical, Rainforest Canopy, Ant Community: Some Ecological Considerations, John E. Tobin


36. Parallels Between Ants and Plants: Implications for Community Ecology, Alan N. Anderson


37. Problems Outstanding in Ant-Plant Interaction Research, Andrew J. Beattie





Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Ants -- Ecology -- Congresses.
Ants -- Evolution -- Congresses.
Insect-plant relationships -- Congresses.