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Gloria M. Luque, Tatiana Giraud and Franck Courchamp Allee effects in ants Journal of Animal Ecology 82

Version of Record online: 14 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12091

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This study provides the first evidence of Allee effects in ants. The results demonstrate the differential effect of queens and workers on survival and productivity. A potential positive feedback between worker and queen abundance may have contributed to the evolution of large colony sizes.

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