Changes in landuse alter ant diversity, assemblage composition and dominant functional groups in African savannas

Abstract

Africa’s savannas are undergoing rapid conversion from rangelands into villages and croplands. Despite limited research, and evidence of deleterious effects to biodiversity, international organisations have earmarked this system for cropland. Invertebrates, and ants in particular, are sensitive indicators of habitat fragmentation, and contribute to… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10531-017-1474-x

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@article{Mauda2017ChangesIL, title={Changes in landuse alter ant diversity, assemblage composition and dominant functional groups in African savannas}, author={Evans V. Mauda and Grant S. Joseph and Colleen L. Seymour and Thinandavha Caswell Munyai and Stefan Hendrik Foord}, journal={Biodiversity and Conservation}, year={2017}, pages={1-19} }