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Thomas Parmentier (UGhent)
December 6, 2018 @ 13:00 - 14:00
Title: Ants and their associates as a model system to test host-symbiont network dynamics
Abstract: An extremely large number of organisms engage in symbiotic relationships with ants. Interestingly, these relationships are highly variable in terms of host-specificity and span the entire mutualism-antagonism continuum. In this talk, we present different types of network analyses focusing on ant-symbiont interactions. We argue that ant-symbiont communities are highly suitable to test a wide range of network hypotheses in terrestrial ecosystems.