Tallgrass prairie ants: their species composition, ecological roles, and response to management

@article{Nemec2014TallgrassPA,
  title={Tallgrass prairie ants: their species composition, ecological roles, and response to management},
  author={Kristine T. Nemec},
  journal={Journal of Insect Conservation},
  year={2014},
  volume={18},
  pages={509-521}
}
Ants are highly influential organisms in terrestrial ecosystems, including the tallgrass prairie, one of the most endangered ecosystems in North America. Through their tunneling, ants affect soil properties and resource availability for animals and plants. Ants also have important ecological roles as consumers of plant tissue and seeds. In the last several decades, various organizations, agencies, and agricultural producers have attempted to create wildlife habitat or reduce soil erosion by… CONTINUE READING
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