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BACKGROUND Resource partitioning is facilitated by adaptations along niche dimensions that range from morphology to behaviour. The exploitation of hidden resources may require specially adapted morphological or sensory tools for resource location and utilisation. Differences in tool diversity and complexity can determine not only how many species can(More)
Differential occupancy of space can lead to species coexistence. The fig–fig wasp pollination system hosts species-specific pollinating and parasitic wasps that develop within galls in a nursery comprising a closed inflorescence, the syconium. This microcosm affords excellent opportunities for investigating spatial partitioning since it harbours a closed(More)
Plants, herbivores and parasitoids affect each other directly and indirectly; however, feedback effects mediated by host plant traits have rarely been demonstrated in these tritrophic interactions. Brood-site pollination mutualisms (e.g. those involving figs and fig wasps) represent specialised tritrophic communities where the progeny of mutualistic(More)
20 Florivory, the damage to flowers by herbivores, can make flowers less attractive to pollinators. 21 Even when pollinated, flower consumed by florivores may fail to produce fruit or will produce 22 lower seed set. Despite the widespread evidence of florivory across ecosystems and plant taxa, 23 only a few studies tested experimentally the interaction of(More)
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