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By Lori Lach,Catherine Parr,Kirsti Abbott

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

Ant Ecology explores key ecological concerns and new advancements in myrmecology throughout various scales. The booklet starts with a world point of view on species variety in time and house, 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 via people. every one bankruptcy hyperlinks ant ecology to broader ecological rules, offers a succinct precis, and discusses destiny learn instructions. functional features of myrmecology, purposes of ant ecology, debates, and novel discoveries are highlighted in textual content packing containers through the quantity. The e-book concludes with a synthesis of the present country of the sphere and a glance at intriguing destiny study instructions. The broad reference checklist and entire word list are worthwhile for researchers, and people new to the field.

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