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dc.contributor.authorBraschler, Brigitte
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-26T07:32:25Z
dc.date.available2014-02-26T07:32:25Z
dc.date.created2014en
dc.date.issued2014-02-26T07:32:25Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1389
dc.description.abstractThis excel workbook contains the density of foragers of Western Cape ant species at different temperatures. Observations were made in 13 sites in the Fynbos and Succulent Karoo Biomes in spring, summer, autumn, and winter to get a range of temperatures and environmental conditions. Surveys were made at different times of the day and where possible also after sunset. Three different bait types were used to attract a wide variety of ant species. Foraging densities are calculated as numbers of ants foraging at a certain temperature divided through number of baits available to it at te temperature. The latter takes into account that species only occurred in some sites and many did not use all bait types. The work was conducted by Brigitte Braschler as part of her postdoctoral studies at the CIB at Stellenbosch University under the supervision of Steven L. Chown.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityBraschler, Brigitte
dc.format.extent69752 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/vnd.ms-excel
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightscopyrighten
dc.subjectClimate changeen
dc.subjectForaging activityen
dc.subjectformicidaeen
dc.subjectThermal limitsen
dc.titleForaging activity of Western Cape ant species at different temperaturesen
dc.mdidentification.purposeThis data was collected to get information on the realized thermal niche of ants in the Western Cape and compare it to their fundamental thermal niche (critical thermal limits to movement measured in the lab) and climatic conditions in the Western Cape. This allows to calculate warming tolerance for these species which is important because of the expected climatic changes which may affect this ecologically important group (seed dispersal, soil fertility, ...).en
dc.mdidentification.organizationnameUniversity of Baselen
dc.mdidentification.deliverypointNLU University of Basel St. Johanns-Vorstadt 10 Basel Switzerlanden
dc.mdidentification.postalcode4056en
dc.mdidentification.phone+41789258818en
dc.mdidentification.electronicmailaddressbmbraschler@gmail.comen
dc.mddataidentification.languageEnglishen
dc.mdusage.specificusageForaging activity of ants at different temperatures created for postdoctoral project studying realized and fundamental thermal niches of Western Cape antsen
dc.mdusage.userdeterminedlimitationsNight surveys were only possible in some of the sites and for someant species with nocturnal activity there are thus incomplete dataen
dc.mdusage.usagedatetime2009-06-01
dc.mdconstraints.uselimitationNight surveys were only possible in some of the sites and for some ant species with nocturnal activity there are thus incomplete data.en
dc.mdlegalconstraints.accessconstraintscopyrighten
dc.lilineage.statementThis data was collected and compiled by Brigitte Braschler during her postdoc at the CIB and has been so far presented at conferences, meetings and invited talks by herself and her supervisor Steven L. Chown.en
dc.dqcompletenessomission.valueunitPercentageen
dc.dqcompletenessomission.valueattributedata100en
dc.mdmaintenanceinformation.maintenanceandupdatefrequencyUnknownen
dc.mdfeaturecataloguedescription.cataloguedate2014-02-25
dc.mddistributor.distributorcontactCentre of Excellence for Invasion Biologyen
dc.mdformat.nameMS Excelen
dc.mdformat.versionMS Office 2010en
dc.exgeographicboundingbox.westboundlongitude18.05en
dc.exgeographicboundingbox.eastboundlongitude22.74en
dc.exgeographicboundingbox.northboundlattitude-32.18en
dc.exgeographicboundingbox.southboundlattitude-34.26en
dc.exverticalextent.minimumvalue5en
dc.exverticalextent.maximumvalue874en
dc.exverticalextent.unitofmeasuremetersen
dc.cibprojectNAen


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