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Title: How does a strip of clearing affect the forest community of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)


Fragmenta Faunistica, vol. 52, no. 2 ; Strip of clearing affects ant community (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) ; Wpływ pasmowej przecinki na skład i strukturę borowego zgrupowania mrówek


Polska Akademia Nauk. Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii


Museum and Institute of Zoology, PAS

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Bibliogr. p. 139-141 ; P. 125-141 : ill. color. ; 25 cm ; Abstarct in Polish. Taxa in Latin

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Tlie species composition, nest density, structure and ecological profile of an ant community were studied within a transect encompassing the forest interior, forest edge and a belt-shaped clearing in a moist mixed pine forest habitat (Querco roboris-Pinetum) in the Kampinos Forest (Central Poland) in the context of direct and indirect human impact and the bioindicator importance of ants. Altogether, 19 ant species were found; the most abundant ones (in respect of number of nests) in the entire habitat under study were Temnothorax crassispinus (Karav.) and Myrmica rubra (L.). All analysed parameters of individual subcommunities, except for nest density (highest on the forest edge, lowest in the cleared belt), showed a gradient pattern of variability, with species richness and the index of general diversity increasing and the dominance index decreasing within the transect from the forest interior to the cleared belt. Differences between the two subcommunities from the forested area (forest interior and forest edge), both highly dominated by T. crassispinus, were, in every way, much smaller than those between either of them and the subcommunity from the cleared area, where M. rubra prevailed.


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