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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR ARID RANGELANDS

Location: Range Management Research

Title: Field techniques for sampling ants

Authors
item Bestelmeyer, Brandon
item Rio Casanova, Leticia -

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: February 25, 2009
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: Ants occur in most environments and ecologists ask a diverse array of questions involving ants. Thus, a key consideration in ant studies is to match the environment and question (and associated environmental variables) to the ant sampling technique. Since each technique has distinct limitations, using a complementary suite of techniques is often beneficial. In this summary, we briefly review a suite of techniques used to sample ants and their relative benefits and limitations for different objectives.

Technical Abstract: Ants occur in most environments and ecologists ask a diverse array of questions involving ants. Thus, a key consideration in ant studies is to match the environment and question (and associated environmental variables) to the ant sampling technique. Since each technique has distinct limitations, using a complementary suite of techniques is often beneficial. In this summary, we briefly review a suite of techniques used to sample ants and their relative benefits and limitations for different objectives.

Last Modified: 9/10/2014
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