Quantitative synthesis of context dependency in ant-plant protection mutualisms.

@article{Chamberlain2009QuantitativeSO,
  title={Quantitative synthesis of context dependency in ant-plant protection mutualisms.},
  author={Scott A. Chamberlain and J. Nathaniel Holland},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={90 9},
  pages={2384-92}
}
Context dependency, variation in the outcome of species interactions with biotic and abiotic conditions, is increasingly considered ubiquitous among mutualisms. Despite several qualitative reviews of many individual empirical studies, there has been little quantitative synthesis examining the generality of context dependency, or conditions that may promote it. We conducted a meta-analysis of ant-plant protection mutualisms to examine the generality of context-dependent effects of ants on… CONTINUE READING
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