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CA001-04 Ants as seed dispersers of non-myrmecochorous diaspores in Brazilian Atlantic forests

Pizo MA, Passos L, Oliveira PS*

Ants can transport fallen fruits that have fallen from parent plants, acting as primary seed dispersers, or fruits and seeds dropped by vertebrate frugivores, serving as secondary seed dispersers. In either case, ant-mediated seed dispersal can affect plant recruitment. In this chapter we provide an overview of our recent findings on ant-seed interactions, and the possible consequences of the interactions for plants. We also examine how these interactions vary spatially by comparing the patterns of selected ant-seed interactions occurring at our two main study areas in the Brazilian Atlantic forest. Possible causes underlying such patterns are examined and discussed, and avenues of future research are suggested.

In: P.-M. Forget P-M, Lambert JE, Hulme PE, Vander Wall SB (eds.). Seed fate: Predation and secondary dispersal. CABI Publishing, Wallingford.


CA002-04 Multitrophic interactions in a neotropical savanna: Ant-hemipteran systems, associated insect herbivores, and a host plant

Oliveira PS*, Del-Claro K

We here report on our research on ant-plant-herbivore interactions in the cerrado savanna of Brazil, with special emphasis on ant-Hemiptera interactions and their effects on associated insect herbivores. We first present the natural history of the system, report experimental data supporting ant-derived benefits to hemipterans, and describe the relevant behavioural aspects involving the participant species. In the second part we examine the ways through which ant-hemipteran associations can affect damage from different types of associated herbivores, illustrate the intricacy of the effects, and infer the consequences of such multitrophic systems for the host plant. Finally, we emphasize the relevance of multitrophic systems for community ecology and conservation of biodiversity.

In: Burslem DFRP, Pinard MA, Hartley SE (eds.). Biotic Interactions in the Tropics. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.


CA003-04 As peripécias de Mana e Seal

Ferrari F, Uehara L, Rosa AC

In: Amaral ACZ* (Organização e edição). Livro didático. Editora da UNICAMP, Campinas.


CA004-05 Biba, a água-viva

Uehara L, Ferrari F, Rosa AC

In: Amaral ACZ* (Organização e edição). Livro didático: Editora da UNICAMP, Campinas.


CA005-04 Insetos como indicadores de conservação da paisagem

Freitas AVL*, Leal IR, Uehara-Prado M, Iannuzzi L

Uma revisão geral dos trabalhos na área de indicadores biológicos no Brasil e nos Neotrópicos, com destaque para os trabalhos mais recentes sendo desenvolvidos com Lepidoptera, Coleoptera e Formicidae (Hymenoptera).

Capítulo 9 In: Rocha, C. F. D., H. G. Bergallo, M. A. S. Alves & M. Van Sluys (editores). Biologia da Conservação. Editora da UERJ, no prelo.


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