Ant assemblages of two cities with different ecological conditions in Southern Cisbaikalia

Ant assemblages of two cities with different ecological conditions in Southern Cisbaikalia ISSN 1067-4136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2008, Vol. 39, No. 6, pp. 454–456. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2008. Original Russian Text © I.A. Antonov, 2008, published in Ekologiya, 2008, No. 6, pp. 478–479. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Ant Assemblages of Two Cities with Different Ecological Conditions in Southern Cisbaikalia I. A. Antonov Institute of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Lermontova 132, Irkutsk, 664033 Russia; e-mail: Received February 29, 2008 DOI: 10.1134/S106741360806012X Key words: ants, city, southern Cisbaikalia, ecological conditions, ant assemblages. As a result of urbanization—the process of city Bolton and Formica cinerea Mayr. Three species are growth and development that accelerates and expands characteristic of both subtaiga–forest–steppe and taiga with time—stable natural ecosystems are replaced by assemblages: Myrmica angulinoidis Rusz., Formica unstable natural–anthropogenic systems. Ants as model aquilonia Yarr., and F. rufa L. The meadow ant assem- objects are of special interest for the study of this pro- blage is represented by Formica pratensis Retz. and cess since their significance for the life of ecosystems is Lasius flavus Fabr. A distinctive feature of the ant Myr- very high and diverse. This paper concerns the materi- mica eidmanni Men. (in previous publications on the Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

Ant assemblages of two cities with different ecological conditions in Southern Cisbaikalia

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