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1 January 2007 Flooded forests: Death by drowning, not herbivory
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Trees on small islands formed when a new hydroelectric dam was filled are said to have been killed by leaf-cutter ants that were no longer regulated by their armadillo predators. This top-down hypothesis is questioned and an alternative bottom-up hypothesis is proposed: the trees died because their roots were flooded.

T. C R. White "Flooded forests: Death by drowning, not herbivory," Journal of Vegetation Science 18(1), 147-148, (1 January 2007). https://doi.org/10.1658/1100-9233(2007)18[147:FFDBDN]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 January 2007
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