Ant community composition and its relationship with phytophysiognomies in a Brazilian Restinga

Show simple item record Cardoso, D. C. Schoereder, J. H. T. Sobrinho, G. 2018-09-11T17:48:51Z 2018-09-11T17:48:51Z 2010-02-25
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dc.description.abstract In this study, the composition of ant communities was compared in four adjacent phytophysiognomies in Morro dos Conventos Restinga, Brazil. We tested our hypothesis that the ant community composition differs between habitats across a gradient from sea to inland continent. Ant species were sampled with pitfall traps. Overall, 71 ant species were collected. Ant species composition differed between phytophysiognomies. Our results suggest that environments were more similar in the adjacent than in the more distant phytophysiognomies, a pattern similar to the vegetation zonation and gradient sea–inland Restinga. Thirteen species determined more than 50% of the dissimilarity between phytophysiognomies. Solenopsis saevissima was the species that contributed more to ant species composition distinction between phytophysiognomies, followed by Pheidole and Camponotus species. The type of vegetation is one of the main factors affecting the composition of ant communities in Restinga. The role of plants is linked to the availability of resources and conditions and they may determine ant assemblage composition and different interactions occurring in Restinga. en
dc.format pdf pt-BR
dc.language.iso eng pt-BR
dc.publisher Insectes Sociaux pt-BR
dc.relation.ispartofseries v. 57, n. 3, p. 293– 301, august 2010 pt-BR
dc.rights International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI) pt-BR
dc.subject Ants pt-BR
dc.subject Biodiversity pt-BR
dc.subject Sand dunes pt-BR
dc.subject Phytophysiognomies pt-BR
dc.subject Species composition pt-BR
dc.subject Formicidae pt-BR
dc.title Ant community composition and its relationship with phytophysiognomies in a Brazilian Restinga en
dc.type Artigo pt-BR

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