Changes in the ant assemblage of pine-birch forest upon removal of the nests of dominant species

Changes in the ant assemblage of pine-birch forest upon removal of the nests of dominant species ISSN 10674136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2011, Vol. 42, No. 6, pp. 525–528. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2011. Original Russian Text © S.V. Blinova, 2011, published in Ekologiya, 2011, No. 6, pp. 474–477. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Changes in the Ant Assemblage of Pine–Birch Forest upon Removal of the Nests of Dominant Species S. V. Blinova Kemerovo State University, ul. Krasnaya 6, Kemerovo, 650043 Russia email: Received November 15, 2010 Keywords: ants, Formica s. str., ant complex. DOI: 10.1134/S1067413611050031 Anthropogenic impact on the environment in center by a highway is occupied by a federation of urbanized areas is growing stronger, and its conse F. aquilonia ants. quences include an increase in the amounts of harmful The material was collected by standard methods emissions and recreational pressure, accidental or (Zakharov and Goryunov, 2009). All ant nests within intentional introduction of alien species, and extermi an area of 2 ha were mapped in July 1994, 1998, 2003, nation of indigenous species. Any of these events lead and 2006. In other years, only the nests of Formica s. to changes in the initial structure of biocenosis and str. were monitored. In the course of mapping, the interspecific relationships (Kozlov, 1990; Neverova absolute number Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

Changes in the ant assemblage of pine-birch forest upon removal of the nests of dominant species

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