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Data from: Antibiotics as chemical warfare across multiple taxonomic domains and trophic levels

Jane M Lucas, Evan Gora & Michael Kaspari
Bacteria and fungi secrete antibiotics to suppress and kill other microbes, but can these compounds be agents of competition against macroorganisms? We explore how one competitive tactic, antibiotic production, can structure the composition and function of brown food webs. This aspect of warfare between microbes and invertebrates is particularly important today as antibiotics are introduced into ecosystems via anthropogenic activities, but the ecological implications of these introductions are largely unknown. We hypothesized that antimicrobial compounds...

Data from: Connectivity explains local ant community structure in a Neotropical forest canopy: a large-scale experimental approach

Benjamin Adams, Stefan Schnitzer & Stephen Yanoviak
Understanding how habitat structure and resource availability affect local species distributions is a key goal of community ecology. Where habitats occur as a mosaic, variation in connectivity among patches influences both local species richness and composition, and connectivity is a key conservation concern in fragmented landscapes. Similarly, availability of limiting resources frequently determines species co-existence or exclusion. For primarily cursorial arthropods like ants, gaps between neighboring trees are a significant barrier to movement through the...

Registration Year

  • 2019

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  • University of Louisville
  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Idaho
  • Marquette University