Journal of Ecology

Plants compete for friendly ants

(Phys.org) —Many woodland plants rely on ants to disperse their seeds; such seed dispersal increases the plant population's chance of survival. Robert Warren, assistant professor of biology, has recently ...

Feb 10, 2014 3 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast

Ants plant tomorrow's rainforest

Tropical montane rain forests are highly threatened and their remnants are often surrounded by deforested landscapes. For the regeneration of these degraded areas, seed dispersal of forest trees plays a crucial ...

Mar 20, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0

Chronic harvesting threatens tropical tree

Chronic harvesting of a tropical tree that many local communities in Western Africa depend on can alter the tree's reproduction and drastically curtail fruit and seed yields over the tree's lifetime, according to a new study.

Aug 05, 2013 not rated yet 0

Poaching threatens savannah ecosystems

White rhinoceros may be extinct in twenty years with the current poaching rates. The loss of this megaherbivore is in itself a tragedy, but it may also have tremendous effects on the ecosystems they now live ...

Feb 12, 2014 not rated yet 0