Spatial structure of traditional land organization allows long-term persistence of large Formica exsecta supercolony in actively managed agricultural landscape

@article{Wiezik2017SpatialSO,
  title={Spatial structure of traditional land organization allows long-term persistence of large Formica exsecta supercolony in actively managed agricultural landscape},
  author={Michal Wiezik and I. Gallay and Adela Wiezikov{\'a} and M. {\vC}iliak and Martin Dov{\vc}iak},
  journal={Journal of Insect Conservation},
  year={2017},
  volume={21},
  pages={257-266}
}
  • Michal Wiezik, I. Gallay, +2 authors Martin Dovčiak
  • Published 2017
  • Geography
  • Journal of Insect Conservation
  • Semi-natural linear habitats such as field and meadow margins are often crucial in maintaining insect diversity and species distributions in agricultural landscapes. While many ant species are capable of forming large colonies (supercolonies) that can have considerable effects on the ecosystem within which they are embedded, it is not known how colony development, persistence, and spatial structure in agricultural areas may be affected by these boundary habitats. We used historical… CONTINUE READING
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