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- Bestelmeyer, Brandon T., et al. Show all 2 Author
- Journal of arid environments 2003 v.53 no.3 pp. 373-386
- Formicidae; baits; dead animals; ecosystems; foraging; grasslands; labor; nests; nutrient content; steppes; vapor pressure; Chihuahuan Desert
- ... The scavenging of arthropod carrion by ants can be an important mechanism of nutrient redistribution in grasslands. By removing materials to nests over different sized areas, scavenging ants may contribute to differences in ecosystem patchiness. We asked how variation in overall ant foraging activity among three desert/grassland Long-Term Ecological Research sites creates differences in the distan ...
- Bestelmeyer, Brandon T., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Ecological applications 2003 v.13 no.6 pp. 1750-1761
- biogeography; biologists; habitats; land management; landscapes; moieties; species diversity; Chihuahuan Desert
- ... Many theories, hypotheses, and empirical studies seek to explain patterns of species richness, turnover, and distribution/abundance (i.e., diversity patterns) at various scales, but it is often not clear how these ideas relate to one another, or how they apply across scales. Consequently, it has been difficult to use diversity theory as a basis for understanding patterns at the intermediate (lands ...