1/09/2017: New book by Cambridge University Press published, where Petr and Tom contributed two chapters on ant-plant interactions in the rainforests:

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15/03/2017: Two papers by our ant lab members published in a new special issue of: 


Ant interactions with their biotic environments


1/12/2016: Our ant data collected during  “Our Planet Reviewed” (IBISCA. PAPUA NEW GUINEA) Mt. Wilhelm expedition now part of the new study of Rob Colwell et al. covered in Ecology Letters in August 2016. Check it out!


Midpoint attractors and species richness: Modelling the interaction between environmental drivers and geometric constraints Ecology Letters 19: 1009-1022. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12640

Report For Media: Klimes P. and Plowman N. S. (2015): Mystery of high diversity of ants in tropical forest canopies revealed: Migrant workers are more common than the locals [PDF]


Camponotus wanangus: a new ant species dedicated to Wanang village and its people in Papua New Guinea.

(P. Klimes and A. McArthur 2014)

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Some recent publications

Plowman N.S., Hood A., Moses J., Redmond C., Novotny V., Klimes P., Fayle T.M. (2017) Network reorganization and breakdown of an ant-plant protection mutualism with elevation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284: 20162564 (research article)

Janda M., Matos Maravi P., Borovanska M., Zima J. jr., Youngerman E.,  Pierce N., (2016) Phylogeny and population genetic structure of the ant genus Acropyga (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in New Guinea.  Invertebrate Systematics 30: 28–40.

Fayle T.M., Eggleton P., Manica A., Yusah K.M. & Foster W.A. (2015) Experimentally testing and assessing the predictive power of species assembly rules for tropical canopy ants. Ecology Letters 18:254-262.

Klimes P., Fibich P., Idigel C., Rimandai M. (2015) Disentangling the diversity of arboreal ant communities in tropical forest trees. PLoS ONE 10(2) (PDF)