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Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 780713, 7 pages
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Leafcutter Ant Nests Inhibit Low-Intensity Fire Spread in the Understory of Transitional Forests at the Amazon's Forest-Savanna Boundary

1Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia, Avenida José Moreira Sobrinho, 45206-190 Jequié, BA, Brazil
2Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia, Avenida Nazaré 669, 66035-170 Belém, PA, Brazil
3Woods Hole Research Center, 149 Woods Hole Road, Falmouth, MA 02450, USA
4National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, 735 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
5Department of Geography, The Pennsylvania State University, 302 Walker Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA

Received 11 March 2011; Accepted 13 June 2011

Academic Editor: Jonathan D. Majer

Copyright © 2012 Karine S. Carvalho et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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