How estimated ant diversity is biased by the sampling method? A case study of Crete: a Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot

  title={How estimated ant diversity is biased by the sampling method? A case study of Crete: a Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot},
  author={Sebastian Salata and Konrad Kalarus and Lech Borowiec and Apostolos Trichas and Krzysztof Kujawa},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  pages={3031 - 3050}
Defining biodiversity conservation goals requires representative and reliable data. However, data collected with the use of different methods can lead to divergent conclusions. Regardless of the high level of biodiversity of Mediterranean habitats, very little attention was paid in developing methods allowing rapid and scalable estimation of their richness. This study aims to recognize and explain the differences in performance of two methods: pitfall traps (PTM) and a complementary method… 
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