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Mangrove Rehabilitation and Intertidal Biodiversity: a Study in the Ranong Mangrove Ecosystem, Thailand
Abstract The diversity, abundance, biomass and community structure of crustacean and molluscan macrofauna were studied in the Ranong mangrove forest ecosystem on the Andaman Sea coast of southern… Expand
Evidence that insect herbivores are deterred by ant pheromones
- Joachim Offenberg, M. Nielsen, D. Macintosh, S. Havanon, S. Aksornkoae
- Medicine, Biology
- Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
- 7 December 2004
It is well documented that ants can protect plants against insect herbivores, but the underlying mechanisms remain almost undocumented. We propose and test the pheromone avoidance hypothesis—an… Expand
Observations on the Ecology of Weaver Ants (Oecophylla smaragdina Fabricius) in a Thai Mangrove Ecosystem and Their Effect on Herbivory of Rhizophora mucronata Lam.
Ants of the genus Oecophylla are predators of other insects and are able to protect a variety of terrestrial plants against pest insects; however, observations on the ecology of these ants in… Expand
Lack of ant attendance may induce compensatory plant growth
Three levels in ant-plant protection systems need to be considered to fully understand how these symbiotic systems work. Here we present the effect of Oecophylla smaragdina ants on (1) the arthropod… Expand
Weaver Ants Increase Premature Loss of Leaves Used for Nest Construction in Rhizophora Trees
Oecophylla ants utilize living leaves when they construct their nests. We investigated how Oecophylla smaragdina nests in southern Thailand affected leaf performance on the mangrove tree Rhizophora… Expand