Patterns of diversity and composition of Mediterranean ground ant communities tracking spatial and temporal variability in the thermal environment

@article{Retana2000PatternsOD,
  title={Patterns of diversity and composition of Mediterranean ground ant communities tracking spatial and temporal variability in the thermal environment},
  author={Javier Retana and X{\'i}m Cerd{\'a}},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2000},
  volume={123},
  pages={436-444}
}
The present study analyzed ant community structure and the factors affecting it in the Spanish Mediterranean area. The aim of this study was to test whether temperature controls the composition and diversity of the ground ant fauna and the spatial and temporal distribution of dominance groups along adjacent communities. The main descriptors of community structure (except perharps species richness) were found to vary along the gradient of vegetation cover: increased vegetation cover resulted in… CONTINUE READING
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