volume 162, issue 3, P302-308 2017
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12542
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Renata Pacheco, Gabriela P. Camacho, Tiago L.M. Frizzo, Heraldo L. Vasconcelos

Abstract: Abstract Anthropogenic disturbances often affect the abundance and diversity of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) but relatively few studies have explored the implications of such changes on the ecosystem services mediated by these insects. Here, we evaluated how the transformation of Cerrado savanna habitats into crop plantations affects the abundance, diversity, and the predatory activity of ants. A survey of the ant faunas foraging above‐ and belowground was performed in six crop and six non‐crop (i.e., nativ…

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