Life History and Ant-Plant Interactions

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Dear all,
Attached is some background reading as a starting point for our workshop. 
There are 2 short descriptions of research systems by workshop participants 
Megan Frederickson and Beth Pringle. In addition there are 6 papers.
Looking forward to seeing you and happy new year,


Thursday 1/17 morning:
Overview of plant-ant mutualisms Megan Frederickson
Introduction to the two systems we will be discussing: Megan Frederickson and Beth Pringle

Thursday 1/17 afternoon:
Presentations about modelling techniques, with computer examples
Sander van Doorn
John Wilkins

Friday 1/18 morning:
Models of mutualisms
Lauren Buckley
Errol Ackay

Break into small groups to outline models for the two systems

Friday 1/18 afternoon:
Computer implementation of modelling ideas

Saturday 1/19 morning:
Group presentations and discussion of specific plans for future collaboration

Participant Papers

Ant-Plants in the Peruvian Amazon by Megan Frederickson (PDF)

The Cordia alliodora mutualism by Beth Pringle (PDF)


The Contribution of Ant-Plant Protection Studies to Our Understanding of Mutualism (PDF)

Nesting space limits colony size of the plant-ant Pseudomyrmex concolor (PDF)

Pursuing the big questions about interspecific mutualism: a review of theoretical approaches (PDF)

Population Dynamics and Mutualism: Functional Responses of Benefits and Costs (PDF)

Integrating quality and quantity of mutualistic service to contrast ant species protecting FEROCACTUS WISLIZENI (PDF)

Ant–plant–herbivore interactions in the neotropical cerrado savanna (PDF)