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    • The Role of the Ecosystem Engineer, the Leaf-Cutter Ant Atta cephalotes, on Soil CO2 Dynamics in a Wet Tropical Rainforest 

      Fernandez Bou, Angel Santiago; Dierick, Diego; Swanson, Amanda C.; Allen, Michael F.; Alvarado, Ana Grace Fitzimons; Artavia León, Allan; Carrasquillo Quintana, Odemaris; Lachman, D. A.; Oberbauer, Steven F.; Pinto Tomás, Adrián A.; Rodríguez Reyes, Yorelyz; Rundel, Philip W.; Schwendenmann, Luitgard; Zelikova, Tamara Jane; Harmon, Thomas C. (2019)
      Leaf‐cutter ants are dominant herbivores that disturb the soil and create biogeochemical hot spots. We studied how leaf‐cutter ant Atta cephalotes impacts soil CO2 dynamics in a wet Neotropical forest. We measured soil CO2 ...
    • Welcome to the Atta world: A framework for understanding the effects of leaf‐cutter ants on ecosystem functions 

      Swanson, Amanda C.; Schwendenmann, Luitgard; Allen, Michael F.; Aronson, Emma L.; Artavia León, Allan; Dierick, Diego; Fernandez Bou, Angel Santiago; Harmon, Thomas C.; Murillo Cruz, Catalina; Oberbauer, Steven F.; Pinto Tomás, Adrián A.; Rundel, Philip W.; Zelikova, Tamara Jane (2019)
      1. Leaf‐cutter ants are a prominent feature in Neotropical ecosystems, but a comprehensive assessment of their effects on ecosystem functions is lacking. We reviewed the literature and used our own recent findings to ...