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PAInt reading for 9/26 – MORE ANTS

Hi All this PNAS paper looks awesome!  Nutritional ecology, fungus cultivation, and so much polenta.

Shik et al. 2016

Nutrition mediates the expression of cultivar–farmer conflict in a fungus-growing ant


See you all there.


Meeting 9/19

Hi All Tessa will be leading a discussion of  Sampling effort differences can lead to biased conclusions on the architecture of ant–plant interaction networks Monday 9/19 at Pub N’ Sub.  Hope To see you all there

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PAInt Fall 2016

Th Plant Animal Interactions reading group schedule is posted here:


I will update this website with the readings and locations as they are sent out!

Paper for 2/1

Hi Folks we will be reading this discussion-inciting paper on 2/1. See you at CRAFT at 5:30.



Paper for 1/25/16

Picked by Thomas- should be a great discussion

Fontaine C, Thébault E .2015. Comparing the conservatism of ecological interactions in plant–pollinator and plant–herbivore networks. Population Ecology. 57(1). 29-36.


October 27

We have a reading selected by Annie Espeset. Should be great!


Here is a picture of where we are camping this weekend.

Reading 10/13/15

Whoa what a turn out yesterday for the discussion of Lindsay’s paper. Definitely some interesting ground covered!

Andrea has picked the paper for 10/13. Judging by the title it is about host use and evolution in Heliconius Butterflies.


In further news- vote for where you want to meet… we will close this poll on Monday evening and I will send out results Tuesday morning.

Poll is here: