Geographic and taxonomic distribution of a positive interaction: ant-tended homopterans indirectly benefit figs across southern Africa

@article{Cushman1998GeographicAT,
  title={Geographic and taxonomic distribution of a positive interaction: ant-tended homopterans indirectly benefit figs across southern Africa},
  author={J Hall Cushman and Stephen G. Compton and Costas Zachariades and Anthony B. Ware and Rory J. C. Nefdt and Vanessa K. Rashbrook},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1998},
  volume={116},
  pages={373-380}
}
Abstract Although species pairs and assemblages often occur across geographic regions, ecologists know very little about the outcome of their interactions on such large spatial scales. Here, we assess the geographic distribution and taxonomic diversity of a positive interaction involving ant-tended homopterans and fig trees in the genus Ficus. Previous experimental studies at a few locations in South Africa indicated that Ficus sur indirectly benefited from the presence of a homopteran (Hilda… CONTINUE READING

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