Long-term recolonization patterns of ants in Western Australian rehabilitated bauxite mines with reference to their use as indicators of restoration success

  title={Long-term recolonization patterns of ants in Western Australian rehabilitated bauxite mines with reference to their use as indicators of restoration success},
  author={Jonathan D. Majer and Owen G. Nichols},
  journal={Journal of Applied Ecology},
  • J. MajerO. Nichols
  • Published 1 February 1998
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Applied Ecology
1.  The return of invertebrate animals to rehabilitated mine pits is desirable for the re-establishment of ecosystem functioning. A long-term ant monitoring programme is reported over 14 years in a jarrah Eucalyptus marginata forest control plot and in three bauxite mine pits, one of which had been left unvegetated, one planted with marri trees E. calophylla and the other seeded with mixed native plant species. 2.  The results confirm published findings for the first 2 years of the… 

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