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By Lori Lach,Catherine Parr,Kirsti Abbott

ISBN-10: 0199544638

ISBN-13: 9780199544639

ISBN-10: 0199592616

ISBN-13: 9780199592616

Comprising a considerable a part of dwelling biomass on the earth, ants are necessary to the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems. greater than 12,500 species were defined so far, and it really is envisioned that maybe as many nonetheless wait for category.

Ant Ecology explores key ecological matters and new advancements in myrmecology throughout quite a number scales. The ebook starts off with an international viewpoint on species variety in time and house, and examines interactions on the neighborhood point sooner than describing the inhabitants ecology of those social bugs. the ultimate part covers the hot ecological phenomenon of invasive ants: how they flow around the globe, invade, have an effect on ecosystems, and are controlled through people. every one bankruptcy hyperlinks ant ecology to broader ecological rules, presents a succinct precis, and discusses destiny learn instructions. useful facets of myrmecology, purposes of ant ecology, debates, and novel discoveries are highlighted in textual content packing containers in the course of the quantity. The booklet concludes with a synthesis of the present nation of the sphere and a glance at intriguing destiny study instructions. The wide reference record and whole word list are worthwhile for researchers, and people new to the field.

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