Flooded forests: Death by drowning, not herbivory

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Abstract

Trees on small islands formed when a new hydroelectric dam was filled are said to have been killed by leaf-cutter ants that were no longer regulated by their armadillo predators. This top-down hypothesis is questioned and an alternative bottom-up hypothesis is proposed: the trees died because their roots were flooded.

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