The mixed effects of experimental ant removal on seedling distribution , belowground invertebrates , and soil nutrients

@inproceedings{Zelikova2011TheME,
  title={The mixed effects of experimental ant removal on seedling distribution , belowground invertebrates , and soil nutrients},
  author={Tamara Jane Zelikova and Nathan J Sanders and Robert R. Dunn},
  year={2011}
}
Ants are ubiquitous members of most forest communities, where they disperse seeds, prey on other species, and influence the flow of nutrients. Their effects are often described as substantial, but few studies to date have simultaneously examined how the presence of ants affects both above and belowground processes. In this study, we experimentally reduced ant abundance in a suite of deciduous forest plots in northern Georgia, USA to assess the effects of ants on the spatial distribution of a… CONTINUE READING
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