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DOI:10.1093/ee/nvz069
Web URL(s):https://academic.oup.com/ee/article/48/4/836/5519356
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Author(s):Miguelena, Javier G; Baker, Paul B
Author Affiliation:Department of Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Title:Effects of urbanization on the diversity, abundance, and composition of ant assemblages in an arid city
Section:Community and ecosystem ecology
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Source:Environmental Entomology. Vol. 48, No. 4, August 2019, p. 836-846.
# of Pages:11
Publishing Information:College Park, Maryland: Entomological Society of America
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Arid climate; Biodiversity; Formicidae; Fragmentation; Insect distribution; Irrigation; Land use; Urban habitat; Urbanization
Abstract/Contents:"Cities within arid regions make up a significant but understudied subset of the urban ecosystems of the world. To assess the effects of urbanization, fragmentation, and land-use change in an arid city, we sampled the ant assemblages in three habitat types in Tucson, Arizona: irrigated neighborhood parks, urban desert remnants, and preserved desert. We analyzed the abundance, species richness, evenness, as well as the species and functional group composition of ant assemblages. We found no significant differences in species richness or evenness. However, irrigated parks had significantly greater ant abundances. Although some exotic species were present in the urban habitats, they did not have significant effects on ant diversity. Ant assemblages from all three habitat types were distinct from each other in their composition. Irrigated parks included a significantly higher proportion of species typically found in cooler and wetter climates. The differences in abundance and species composition between irrigated parks and the other habitats are likely the effect of irrigation removing water as a limiting factor for colony growth and increasing resource availability, as well as producing a localized cooling effect. Our results show that arid urban ecosystems may include considerable biodiversity, in part thanks to increased landscape heterogeneity resulting from the irrigation of green areas."
Language:English
References:86
Note:Abstract also appears in Spanish
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Geographic Terms:Tucson, Arizona
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Miguelena, J. G., and P. B. Baker. 2019. Effects of urbanization on the diversity, abundance, and composition of ant assemblages in an arid city. Environ. Entomol. 48(4):p. 836-846.
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DOI: 10.1093/ee/nvz069
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https://academic.oup.com/ee/article/48/4/836/5519356
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