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Elevation–diversity patterns through space and time: ant communities of the Maloti-Drakensberg Mountains of southern Africa
(John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2014)
Aim Patterns of biological diversity are often investigated across space but little work has attempted to explore the consistency of such observations through time. Here, our aim was to understand the patterns of diversity ...
Ant assemblages have darker and larger members in cold environments
(John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2016)
Aim In ectotherms, the colour of an individual’s cuticle may have important thermoregulatory and protective consequences. In cool environments, ectotherms should be darker, to maximize heat gain, and larger, to minimize ...
Coping with the cold: minimum temperatures and thermal tolerances dominate the ecology of mountain ants
(John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2017)
1. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) are often cited as highly thermophilic and this has led to a range of studies investigating their thermal tolerances. It is unknown, however, if the geographic distribution of ant thermal ...
Thermoregulatory traits combine with range shifts to alter the future of montane ant assemblages
(John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2019)
Predicting and understanding the biological response to future climate change is a pressing challenge for humanity. In the 21st century, many species will move into higher latitudes and higher elevations as the climate ...
Low levels of intraspecific trait variation in a keystone invertebrate group
The trait-based approach to ecology promises to provide a mechanistic understanding of species distributions and ecosystem functioning. Typically, trait analyses focus on average species trait values and assume that ...