Granivory in a Desert Ecosystem: Experimental Evidence for Indirect Facilitation of Ants by Rodents

Abstract

Two major groups of desert granivores, ants and rodents, coexist as permanent residents of local desert habitats in southwestern North America. At our Sonoran Desert study site, both of the major taxa exhibited short-term increase in density when the other taxon was experimentally removed. Over the longer term, density compensation continued at a relatively… (More)

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