Object structure

Title:

Ant populations, their regulation and effect on soil in meadows

Subtitle:

Ant populations in meadows

Creator:

Pętal, Joanna

Contributor:

Polska Akademia Nauk. Instytut Ekologii

Publisher:

Polish Scientific Publishers

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Date issued/created:

1980

Description:

Pages 297-326 : illustrations ; 24 cm ; Bibliographical references (pages 325-326) ; Abstract in Polish

Subject and Keywords:

meadows ; pastures ; ants ; trophic structure ; population ; number regulation ; soil processes in ant nests

Abstract:

The role of ants in meadow habitats is analysed with reference to their contribution to the trophic structure, amount of organic matter used, and changes in soil processes. The role of ants is determined by their social organization and associated high metabolic costs, as well as by their population dynamics, which is mainly controlled by intrapopulation factors. A hypothesis on the mechanisms of number regulation in ant populations is presented. The effect of ant colonies and environmental factors on soil processes in ant nests is analysed.

Relation:

Ekologia Polska

Volume:

28

Issue:

3

Start page:

297

End page:

326

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

ISSN 0420-9036

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. P.2840

Language:

eng

Language of abstract:

pol

Rights:

Creative Commons Attribution BY 3.0 PL license

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. [CC BY 3.0 PL] May be used within the scope specified in Creative Commons Attribution BY 3.0 PL license, full text available at: ; -

Digitizing institution:

Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Operational Program Digital Poland, 2014-2020, Measure 2.3: Digital accessibility and usefulness of public sector information; funds from the European Regional Development Fund and national co-financing from the state budget.