Protection Mutualism Papers

Costa, F.V., M.A.R. Mello, J.L. Bronstein, T.J. Guerra, R.L. Muylaert, A.C. Leite, F.S. Neves (2016). Few ant species play a central role linking different plant resources in a network in rupestrian grasslands. PLoS ONE 11(12): e0167161. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0167161

Ford, K.R., J.H. Ness, J.L. Bronstein, and W.F. Morris. (2015). The demographic consequences of mutualism: ants increase host plant fruit production but not population growth. Oecologia 179:435-446.

Fitzpatrick, G.M., M.C. Lanan, and J.L. Bronstein (2014). Thermal tolerance affects mutualist attendance in an ant-plant protection mutualism. Oecologia 176: 129-138.

Fitzpatrick, G., G. Davidowitz, and J.L. Bronstein (2013). An herbivore’s thermal tolerance is higher than that of the ant defenders in a desert protection mutualism. Sociobiology 60: 252-258.

Marazzi, B., J.L. Bronstein, and S. Koptur (2013). The diversity, ecology and evolution of extrafloral nectaries: Current perspectives and future challenges. Annals of Botany 111: 1243-1250.

Marazzi, B., J.L. Bronstein, and S. Koptur (2013). The diversity, ecology and evolution of extrafloral nectaries: Current perspectives and future challenges. Special Highlight Issue, Annals of Botany.

Marazzi, B., E. Conti, M.J. Sanderson, M.M. McMahon, and J.L. Bronstein (2013). Diversity and evolution of a trait mediating ant-plant interactions: Insights from extrafloral nectaries in Senna (Leguminosae). Annals of Botany. 111: 1263-75.

Lanan, M.C., and J.L. Bronstein. (2013). An ants-eye view of an ant-plant protection mutualism. Oecologia. 172: 779-790.

Alarcón, R., G. Davidowitz, and J.L. Bronstein (2008). Nectar usage in a southern Arizona hawkmoth community. Ecological Entomology 33: 503-509.

Palmer, T.M., D.F. Doak, M.L. Stanton, J.L. Bronstein, E.T. Kiers, T.P. Young, and J.R. Goheen (2010). Synergy of multiple partners, including freeloaders, increases host fitness in a multispecies mutualism. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 107: 17234-17239.

Ness, J.H., W.F. Morris, and J.L. Bronstein (2009). For ant-protected plants, the best defense is a hungry offense. Ecology 90:2823-2831.

J.H. Ness, W.F. Morris, and J.L. Bronstein (2006). Integrating quality and quantity of mutualistic service to contrast ant species visiting Ferocactus wislizeni, a plant with extrafloral nectaries. Ecology 87: 912-921. Abstract

W.F. Morris, W.G. Wilson, J.L. Bronstein, and J.H. Ness (2005) Environmental forcing and the temporal dynamics of a competitive guild of cactus-tending ants. Ecology 86: 3190-3199. Abstract

J.L. Bronstein. (1998) The contribution of ant-plant protection studies to our understanding of mutualism. Biotropica 30: 150-161.