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Interaction between ants, extrafloral nectaries and insect herbivores in Neotropical coastal sand dunes: herbivore deterrence by visiting ants increases fruit set in Opuntia stricta (Cactaceae)
1. This study examines the anti-herbivore effect of ants visiting the extrafloral nectaries (EFNs) of Opuntia stricta (Cactaceae) and its possible influence on the plant’s reproductive output inExpand
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The role of Ficus (Moraceae) in the diet and nutrition of a troop of Mexican howler monkeys, Alouatta palliata mexicana, released on an island in southern Veracruz, Mexico
We analysed the selection of tree species consumed by an isolated troop of Mexican howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata mexicana) released in a translocation programme on Agaltepec Island, in CatemacoExpand
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Changes of a mutualistic network over time: reanalysis over a 10-year period.
We analyzed the structure of a multispecific network of interacting ants and plants bearing extrafloral nectaries recorded in 1990 and again in 2000 in La Mancha, Veracruz, Mexico. We assessed theExpand
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Abiotic factors shape temporal variation in the structure of an ant–plant network
Despite recognition of key biotic processes in shaping the structure of biological communities, few empirical studies have explored the influences of abiotic factors on the structural properties ofExpand
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Methods for conservation outside of formal reserve systems: The case of ants in the seasonally dry tropics of Veracruz, Mexico
Abstract Like most ecosystems of the world, tropical dry forests of the central coast of the Gulf of Mexico are inadequately preserved. Given that reserve expansion is unlikely, it is imperative thatExpand
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Uses of tropical deciduous forest species by the Yucatecan Maya
We present the uses that the Maya of Tixcacaltuyub and Tixpeual, Yucatán, México, have for the trees and shrubs of their surrounding tropical dry and deciduous forests; we add the uses for trees andExpand
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Abstract For one year we studied the habitat use of Peucetia viridans living on Cnidoscolus aconitifolius, in a pasture land in Mérida, Yucatán, México. Highest spider density was recorded in AugustExpand
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Use of plant-derived food resources by ants in the dry tropical lowlands of coastal Veracruz, Mexico
This research quantified the number of ant-plant associations mediated by liquid/energy food sources and the intensity of their use by ants. Thirty ant species and 102 plant species were related inExpand
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Individual-Based Ant-Plant Networks: Diurnal-Nocturnal Structure and Species-Area Relationship
Despite the importance and increasing knowledge of ecological networks, sampling effort and intrapopulation variation has been widely overlooked. Using continuous daily sampling of ants visitingExpand
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Species composition, similarity, and structure of mayan homegardens in tixpeual and tixcacaltuyub, yucatan, Mexico
We studied species composition, similarity, and structure of homegardens in two Yucatecan Maya communities, Tixpeual and Tixcacaltuyub, Yucatan, Mexico. The number of gardens sampled per village wasExpand
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