João Drumonde Neves

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Picconia azorica (Tutin) Knobl. (Oleaceae) is a woody plant endemic from the Azores. It is considered as a part of a true relict taxon, reflecting its phylogeny, genetics and geography. Given the fragile status of this species, effective management and conservation are necessary for its survival and repopulation, initially for ecological reasons, but(More)
Many ant–plants have pubescent leaves, but the extent to which leaf trichomes enhance the defensive capabilities of ant–plants is poorly known. Here, we examined the influence of foliar trichomes and ants on herbivory in the Neotropical ant–plant Tococa guianensis. We performed a feeding preference test and a field experiment in which we manipulated the(More)
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