Species Diversity and Community Organization in Desert Seed‐Eating Ants

@article{Davidson1977SpeciesDA,
  title={Species Diversity and Community Organization in Desert Seed‐Eating Ants},
  author={D. Davidson},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={1977},
  volume={58},
  pages={711-724}
}
Patterns of species diversity and community organization in desert seed-eating ants were studied in 10 habitats on a longitudinal gradient of increasing rainfall extending from southeastern California, through southern Arizona, and into southwestern New Mexico. Local communities of harvester ants include 2-7 common species, and at least 15 species from five genera of Myrmecines compose the total species pool in these deserts. Ant species diversity is highly correlated with mean annual… Expand
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