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More than species have been described to date, and it is estimated that perhaps as many still await classification. Ant Ecology explores key ecological.
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Kirsti Abbott is an Assistant Lecturer and invasion ecologist at Monash University, with specific expertise in ants on islands, mutualisms, and management of invasive ants for biodiversity conservation. She is affiliated with isolated oceanic islands through advisory panels that help battle invasive ants, and has a passion for science communication and debate in the public arena. She currently teaches undergraduate students the importance of the practice and application of science in the hope they appreciate its contribution to the sustainability of the world we live in.

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Learn more about Amazon Prime. Comprising a substantial part of living biomass on earth, ants are integral to the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems. More than 12, species have been described to date, and it is estimated that perhaps as many still await classification. Ant Ecology explores key ecological issues and new developments in myrmecology across a range of scales.

The book begins with a global perspective on species diversity in time and space, and examines interactions at the community level before describing the population ecology of these social insects. The final section covers the recent ecological phenomenon of invasive ants: Each chapter links ant ecology to broader ecological principles, provides a succinct summary, and discusses future research directions. Ant Ecology (): Lori Lach, Catherine Parr, Kirsti Abbott: Books

Practical aspects of myrmecology, applications of ant ecology, debates, and novel discoveries are highlighted in text boxes throughout the volume. The book concludes with a synthesis of the current state of the field and a look at exciting future research directions. The extensive reference list and full glossary are invaluable for researchers, and those new to the field. Read more Read less.

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Buy the selected items together This item: Ships from and sold by Amazon. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Journey to the Ants: Civil War American History: Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Ant Ecology Lori Lach, Catherine Parr, and Kirsti Abbott Abstract From scorching, barren deserts to humid tropical forests, from deep in the soil, to high in the tree canopies, ants are everywhere!

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Subscriber Login Email Address. Global Ant Diversity and Conservation. Chapter 2 Biogeography Brian L. Chapter 3 Geographic Gradients Robert R. Weiser, and Nathan J. Chapter 4 Ant Conservation: She will help J. She will be with us until July 22th. Is phenotypic plasticity a key mechanism for responding to thermal stress in ants? In Cristela's first thesis paper that will be published in Naturwissenschaften, we show that ants reared at a greater temperature tend to have a smaller body size; yet they are also more resistant to heat stress. Xim just arrived at the IRBI.

He will be there for one month and work very hard on a couple of manuscripts with Cristela and Elena on the eco-temperature of Aphaenogaster species. Hope this will work!! Though his main project will be on bees, he will also collaborate with the ant group! Romain and Melissa are installing pantraps along the Loire river in Tours. They are collaborating on the bee project for their M1. She is substituting Ana who got a baby! Yongzhi Liu is a student at Polytech'Tours.

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The EBD just received a brand new toy that will save a lot of time. Running her samples in the GC will just be so cool, now! Jota is really a great myrmecologist! He has trapped and identified more than 40, ants. Some are really rare and suprising. Amblyopone sp, Aphaenogaster cardenai and Polyergus rufescens. Graphic c shows the number of individuals produced in C. Graphic f shows the production of females in C.

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They are biology students from the University of Seville and they are going to help "J" with the processing of samples collected last summer. They'll be with us for 4 months. Cristela, Paloma are attending the meeting in Sevilla. Olivier Blight is also coming from Avignon to participate too.

Xim is answering questions on biodiversity and the researches conducted in this center of Excellence. Also featuring in the Video, Elena and Jordi Figuerola in lab coats! Mathilde and Lucas have joined the Tours lab last week. They are working hard to measure ant morphological traits. They'll be with us for 3 months. Merry Xmas and happy new year to ALL. Waiting for coming soon and being even better than ! Ants have personality and use it and this may be a key in their capacity to invade new areas.

More in the last publication of Olivier " Differences in behavioural traits among native and introduced colonies of an invasive ant " accepted in Biological Invasions. Antoni and Sergi are the authors of an old and interesting paper about Catalan ant communities that you can download here: Sara has a new accepted publication on the conservation of endemic butterflies in Spain.

The paper summarizes the Species Recovery Plans produced for the endangered and endemic butterflies in Spain Polyommatus golgus , P.

Paloma, you're going in the right direction! Elena and collaborators have a paper accepted in PeerJ and entitled " Anthropogenic impacts in protected areas: