This study provides insight into the possibly important nutritional aspects and tradeoffs involved in myrmecophyte–ant mutualisms.
The fruit bat has been persecuted due to the belief it destroyed crops of Durian. Now critically endangered, it seems that it is a key pollinator for the fruit tree.
For Valentine’s Day Nigel Chaffey finds a tale of an unlikely couple who have set up home together, though it ends in tears.
The study highlights the value of a niche perspective for understanding the geographical context and functional significance of floral traits.
Through plant–animal interaction, black bears have been shown to help growth and reproduction of yellow rabbitbrush, by feeding on ants.
A study shows coral polyps actively generate micro-currents and eddies to promote nutrient inflow and exchange of materials using externally located cilia.
The Chinese raisin tree is adapted to achieve mammal endozoochory, with viable seeds found in the faeces of bears and martens.