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Do an ecosystem engineer and environmental gradient act independently or in concert to shape juvenile plant communities? Tests with the leaf-cutter ant Atta laevigata in a Neotropical savanna

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The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Alan N Costa conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Emilio M Bruna analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Heraldo L Vasconcelos conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

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Data to be deposited in Dryad upon manuscript acceptance.

Funding

ANC was supported by a doctoral fellowship from Brazil’s Agency for the Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES). EMB was supported by a CAPES Special Visiting Researcher Fellowship (Grant AUXPE-PVE-0205/2013). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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