The evolution of cooperative communication

Grant number: DP120100162 | Funding period: 2012 - 2018

Completed

Abstract

This interdisciplinary project will provide a broad understanding of communication in a model ecological system involving ants, lycaenid butterflies, and host-plants. The project will reveal the nature of the chemical signals used to communicate, and their role in the origin, maintenance, and loss of mutualistic and parasitic associations.

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