By Lori Lach,Catherine Parr,Kirsti Abbott

Comprising a considerable a part of residing biomass on the earth, ants are essential to the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems. greater than 12,500 species were defined to this point, and it truly is predicted that maybe as many nonetheless watch for class.

Ant Ecology explores key ecological concerns and new advancements in myrmecology throughout more than a few scales. The booklet starts with an international viewpoint on species range in time and house, and examines interactions on the group point ahead of describing the inhabitants ecology of those social bugs. the ultimate part covers the new ecological phenomenon of invasive ants: how they flow around the globe, invade, impact ecosystems, and are controlled by way of people. every one bankruptcy hyperlinks ant ecology to broader ecological rules, presents a succinct precis, and discusses destiny learn instructions. functional elements of myrmecology, functions of ant ecology, debates, and novel discoveries are highlighted in textual content bins through the quantity. The e-book concludes with a synthesis of the present nation of the sphere and a glance at interesting destiny study instructions. The large reference record and whole thesaurus are worthy for researchers, and people new to the field.

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