A mutualism at the edge of its range

@article{Bronstein2005AMA,
  title={A mutualism at the edge of its range},
  author={Judith L. Bronstein},
  journal={Experientia},
  year={2005},
  volume={45},
  pages={622-637}
}
Comparing populations that differ in access to mutualists can suggest how traits associated with these interactions have evolved. I discuss geographical and seasonal variation in the success of a primarily tropical mutualism (the fig/pollinator interaction), and evaluate some possible adaptations allowing it to persist at the edge of its range. Pollinators probably have difficulty in seasonal sites because 1) fig trees flower rarely in winter and 2) trees that do flower are less detectable and… CONTINUE READING

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