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Structure of ant assemblages in Western Ghats, India: role of habitat, disturbance and introduced species

Narendra, Ajay; Gibb, Heloise; Ali, TM Musthak


Habitat fragmentation, anthropogenic disturbance and the introduction of invasive species are factors thought to structure ant assemblages. To understand responses of the ant community to changes in the environment, ants are commonly categorised into functional groups, a scheme developed and based on Australian ants. Behaviourally dominant and aggressive ants of the dominant dolichoderinae functional group have been suggested to structure the ant assemblages in arid and semi-arid habitats of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Insect Conservation and Diversity
DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-4598.2010.00113.X


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