More than twenty years after Beattie’s masterpiece (1985) (The Evolutionary Ecology of Ant-Plant Mutualisms (Cambridge Studies in Ecology)), a considerable amount of data has been accumulated on this topic. A new review was then necessary, and this book fills perfectly this gap. Moreover, authors developed an original perspective by placing ant-plant interactions in Thompson’s conceptual framework, i.e. in a continuum between antagonism and mutualism, opening exciting perspectives Interaction and Coevolution, The Coevolutionary Process, The Geographic Mosaic of Coevolution (Interspecific Interactions).
The Ecology and Evolution of Ant-Plant Interactions