Variation in nutrient use in ant assemblages along an extensive elevational gradient on Mt Kilimanjaro

@inproceedings{Peters2014VariationIN,
  title={Variation in nutrient use in ant assemblages along an extensive elevational gradient on Mt Kilimanjaro},
  author={Marcell K. Peters and Antonia Mayr and Juliane R{\"o}der and Nathan J Sanders and Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter},
  year={2014}
}
Aim We used the extensive climatic and land-use gradient on Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, to study large-scale variation of nutrient use in ground-foraging ant communities. In particular, we tested the hypothesis that recruitment of ants to six different nutrients would vary with elevation and between land-use regimes. We also tested whether the nutrient space (number and evenness of nutrients) used by ants decreases as species richness declines with elevation, a pattern expected because of… CONTINUE READING

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