What is the effect of soil use on ant communities?

@article{Schmidt2008WhatIT,
  title={What is the effect of soil use on ant communities?},
  author={Fernando Augusto Schmidt and Elena Diehl},
  journal={Neotropical entomology},
  year={2008},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={
          381-8
        }
}
Studies on ant communities in agroecosystems have contributed to the knowledge of the effect of agricultural activities on biological communities. The aim of this study is to explain the effect of soil use on ant communities. We tested the hypothesis that there was a decrease in ant species richness and a change in the species composition at habitats with more intense soil use. We collected ants using sardine baits, subterranean traps and direct sampling at four habitats with different soil use… CONTINUE READING

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