Competition and coexistence in an ant-plant system

In a collaborative project with Emilio Bruna (University of Florida), Heraldo Vasconcelos (Universidade Federal de Uberlandia), and our students, we're trying to test various mechanisms for the coexistence of multiple ant species. All of the ants we're working with a obligate mutualists of various plants, and these plants are a limiting resource for the ant populations.

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