• Biology
  • Published 2002

Ant-Plant Relationships in a Re-Created Tallgrass Prairie

@inproceedings{Petersen2002AntPlantRI,
  title={Ant-Plant Relationships in a Re-Created Tallgrass Prairie},
  author={Chris E. Petersen and Dhvani G. Dave and Charise L. Parker and Renee E. Petersen},
  year={2002}
}
Relationships between the distributions of nesting ants and flora were investigated in a re-created tallgrass prairie located in northeastern Illinois. One-third of 167 randomly selected 1m 2 quadrats in the prairie contained ant nests. Basal coverage of ground by tall grass shoots was greater in quadrats having ant nests than in those lacking ant nests. In addition, clumps of big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) that were inhabited by the ant, Acanthomyops clavigera, had higher median rank… CONTINUE READING

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