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Contrasting species and functional beta diversity in montane ant assemblages
(John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2015)
Aim Beta diversity describes the variation in species composition between sites and can be used to infer why different species occupy different parts of the globe. It can be viewed in a number of ways. First, it can be ...
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 ...
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 ...