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Title: Soil ants.
Authors: GARCIA, M. V. B.
Affiliation: MARCOS VINICIUS BASTOS GARCIA, CPAA; MANFRED VERHAAGH, Staatliches Museum fur Naturkunde Karlsruhe (SMNK); CHRISTOPHER MARTIUS, Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn, Germany.
Date Issued: 1999
Citation: In: SHIFT PROJECT ENV 52 (Manaus-AB). Soil fauna and litter decomposition in primary and secondary forests and a mixed culture system in Amazonia. Manaus: SMNK/Embrapa Amazonia Ocidental, 1999.
Pages: p. 185-191.
Description: Between July 1997 and March 1999 ants of soil and litter were taken every three months with core samplers (21cm ø) in a primary rain forest, a secondary forest and two different systems of polycultures in central Amazonia (Brazil) and extracted in Berlese funnels. Greatest generic diversity wasfound in pirmary forest, while in secondary forest and the two polycultures it was about 20% and 30% lower, respectively. Biomass and median density of ants were also highest in primary forest followed by secondary forest and one of the polyculture, whereas the lowest number and biomass of ants was found in the second polyculture. The predatory species of Hypoponera reresented the biggest part of ant biomass in all areas (20%-30%), whereas the very abundant mostly tiny species (<2mm) of Solenopsis made up only 1,4%-3,9% of the ant biomass.
Thesagro: Agrossilvicultura
Cultivo Multiplo
Fauna Edáfica
Floresta Tropical Úmida
NAL Thesaurus: Formicidae
multiple cropping
tropical rain forests
Keywords: Hypoponera
Language: en
Notes: Final Report 1996-1999.
Type of Material: Parte de livro
Access: openAccess
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