2008
DOI: 10.1590/s0073-47212008000300004
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Abstract: ABSTRACT. Vertical stratification of ants in savanna vegetation in the Serra de Caldas Novas State Park, Goiás, Brazil.Formicidae is an abundant group in the soil and is also well distributed in all vegetation strata, representing a good model for studies on vertical stratification of the fauna. The aim of this study was to verify a possible stratification of ant assemblages inhabiting the soil, the lower and the higher vegetation strata. Data was collected in the Serra de Caldas Novas State Park, in an area o… Show more

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“…biomass, plant height, plant richness, and their spatial heterogeneity), and resource availability (i.e. presence of flowers, fruits, seeds, plants with extrafloral nectaries) could attract ant communities to forage and nest in the vegetation (Campos et al, 2008), which in its turn depends on the management employed on each site (Overbeck et al, 2007;Overbeck et al, 2016). Looking at the ant composition ordination diagram, a greater dispersion among vegetation samples is detected when compared to ground samples.…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…biomass, plant height, plant richness, and their spatial heterogeneity), and resource availability (i.e. presence of flowers, fruits, seeds, plants with extrafloral nectaries) could attract ant communities to forage and nest in the vegetation (Campos et al, 2008), which in its turn depends on the management employed on each site (Overbeck et al, 2007;Overbeck et al, 2016). Looking at the ant composition ordination diagram, a greater dispersion among vegetation samples is detected when compared to ground samples.…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The differential use of a specific strata or microhabitat is commonly found in ant communities in several systems (Vasconcelos & Vilhena, 2006;Schmidt & Solar, 2010;Wilkie et al, 2010), including non-forest ecosystems as savannas (e.g. Cerrado: Campos et al, 2008). Similarly to the habitat heterogeneity hypothesis (Sarty et al, 2006), habitat vertical partition commonly increases species diversity in the ecosystems by reducing competition by resources and allowing coexistence of more species.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Although an outstation serves the same basic purpose as polydomy (i.e., the purpose of bringing workers closer to the food source), outstations differ from domes in that they contain no immature members of the colony (Debout et al 2007;Lanan et al 2011). As demonstrated by Campos et al (2008) the nesting of ants is strongly influenced by the areas in which they have chosen to forage. For example, in order to optimize the efficiency of resource exploration and/or to occupy a desirable area, the ant species in question may create a polydomous nest or construct additions such as outstations (Debout et al 2007;Lanan et al 2011).…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…diurnal to nocturnal pattern) (Dáttilo et al, 2015), expand the foraging area to alternative strata (e.g. vertical stratification) (Dejean et al, 2003;Campos et al, 2008;Silva et al, 2014), or move to more favorable adjacent habitats to search for resources (Neves et al, 2010b). For example, trees in early successional stages would be occupied by both ground-dwelling and arboreal ants, whereas exclusive arboreal ants predominate in late-stage trees (Dejean et al, 2003).…”
Section: Research Article -Antsmentioning
confidence: 99%