Ant Ecology by Lori Lach,Catherine Parr,Kirsti Abbott

By Lori Lach,Catherine Parr,Kirsti Abbott

Comprising a considerable a part of residing biomass in the world, ants are vital to the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems. greater than 12,500 species were defined so far, and it truly is envisioned that maybe as many nonetheless watch for class.

Ant Ecology explores key ecological matters and new advancements in myrmecology throughout a number scales. The ebook starts with a world point of view on species variety in time and area, and examines interactions on the group point prior to describing the inhabitants ecology of those social bugs. the ultimate part covers the hot ecological phenomenon of invasive ants: how they circulate 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 points of myrmecology, purposes 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 kingdom of the sphere and a glance at fascinating destiny study instructions. The wide reference record and entire thesaurus are beneficial for researchers, and people new to the field.

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