María Marta Ayup

María Marta Ayup
National University of Tucuman | UNT · Instituto de Ecología Regional (IER)

Phd. Professor

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Additional affiliations
June 2009 - March 2016
National University of Tucuman
Position
  • PhD Student

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Publications (16)
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Reported Local Apparent Time (LAT) and Local Mean Time (LMT) activity of the drones of Apis mellifera in different locations of the world.
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Males in Hymenopteran societies are understudied in many aspects and it is assumed that they only have a reproductive function. We studied the time budget of male honey bees, drones, using multiple methods. Changes in the activities of animals provide important information on biological clocks and their health. Yet, in nature, these changes are sub...
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Varroa destructor is a serious ectoparasite of the western honey bee, Apis mellifera, which negatively impacts on colonies health and survival worldwide. Drone-mediated movement and the presence of the mite in Drone Congregation Areas (DCA) may play a relevant role in Varroa dispersal. The objectives of this study were to characterize mite infestat...
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In the American continent, the sugarcane borer Diatraea saccharalis (F.) is the main pest in sugarcane producing areas. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of crop residue management on damage by D. saccharalis , its egg parasitoids and the ants associated with sugarcane. The study was carried out during 2011–2012, 2012–2013 and 20...
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In the American continent, the sugarcane borer Diatraea saccharalis (F.) is the main pest in sugarcane-producing areas. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of crop residue management on damage by and eggs parasitoids of D. saccharalis. The study was carried out during the crop cycles, in three commercial fields located in different...
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Apis mellifera reproduction system involves drones and virgin queens that mate up in the air in drone congregation areas (DCAs). Bees' parasites, such as Varroa destructor can also be present in the DCAs, causing infestation and subsequent impact on the health of the colonies. The objectives of this study were: to locate DCAs in two eco-climatic re...
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In this note we report Achroia grisella F. (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), a beehive pest, for the first time in Argentina. In addition, we report observations of the larvae of this pest species consuming silo-bags, a material commonly used in the country for hive management. Silo-bags are composed of three layers of polyethylene and one anti-UV layer an...
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Natural reproduction of honeybees occurs in zones called drone congregation areas (DCA), visited by drones (males) and queens of several colonies. These places are open areas, protected from the wind by high vegetation cover and are very common near an apiary. Until now, there was none DCA reported in Argentina. First, we determine the fly activity...
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La reproducción natural de las abejas melíferas ocurre en zonas denominadas áreas de congregación de zánganos (ACZ), visitadas por machos, denominados zánganos, y reinas integrantes de varias colonias. Dichas áreas se caracterizan por ser abiertas, protegidas del viento por cubierta vegetal alta y es muy común encontrarlas cerca de un apiario. En l...
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Autotomy, the strategy of voluntarily releasing a leg during an encounter with a potential predator or in agonistic interactions between conspecifics, is common in animals. The potential costs of this behavior have been scarcely studied. In addition, locomotion and substrate-dependent performance might be affected by autotomy. We did a comparative...
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Abstract. Invasive plant species may benefit from a reduction in herbivory in their introduced range. The reduced herbivory may cause a reallocation of resources from defence to fitness. Here, we evaluated leaf herbivory of an invasive tree species (Ligustrum lucidum Aiton) in its native and novel ranges, and determined the potential changes in lea...
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The multi-scale spatial match between bird and food abundances is a main driver of the structure of fruit-eating bird assemblages. We explored how the activity of fruit-eating birds was influenced by the abundance of fruits at the local and landscape scales in Andean mountain forests during the breeding season, when most birds forage close to their...
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Ligustrum lucidum is the major exotic tree in NW Argentina montane forests (Yungas). To assess the effects of its expanding invasion on avian communities we (1) measured different habitat properties (vertical forest structure and composition, vegetation cover, light availability, air temperature, air relative humidity and soil litter depth), (2) co...
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Invasions of exotic tree species can cause profound changes in community composition and structure, and may even cause legacy effect on nutrient cycling via litter production. In this study, we compared leaf litter decomposition of two invasive exotic trees (Ligustrum lucidum and Morus sp.) and two dominant native trees (Cinnamomum porphyria and Cu...

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Study the influence of Apis mellifera's genetic composition on the behavior of this species across a hybridization region in Argentina