n African Entomology - Ant Ecology, L. Lach, C. L. Parr, & K. Abbott : book review
|Article Title||Ant Ecology, L. Lach, C. L. Parr, & K. Abbott : book review|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Publication Date||Mar 2011|
|Pages||173 - 174|
|Keyword(s)||University of Cape Town|
With the emergence of ants as standard indicator species, for applications ranging from monitoring the recovery of impacted ecosystems to their use as community surrogates for a variety of natural habitats, there was always a gap for a book synthesizing the vast literature on ant ecology. Their abundance, diversity, relative ease of identification (to genus or species group at least), well-worked taxonomy, trophic importance and mutualisms with other insects add to their importance in ecological studies.
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