Université de Fribourg

Determinants of local ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) species richness and activity density across Europe

Kumschick, Sabrina ; Schmidt-Entling, Martin H. ; Bacher, Sven ; Hickler, Thomas ; Espadaler, Xavier ; Nentwig, Wolfgang

In: Ecological Entomology, 2009, vol. 34, no. 6, p. 748 - 754

1. Species richness is influenced by local habitat features and large-scale climatic gradients. Usually, both influences are studied in isolation because of the divergent spatial scales at which they occur. Here, we compared the influence of large-scale climate and local habitat type on European ants using a continent-wide, standardised sampling programme.2. We investigated species richness and...