Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Végétale

Titre du document

Use of ants to monitor environmental impacts of salt spray from a mine in arid Australia

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Mots-clés d'auteur
  • ants
  • monitoring
  • environmental impacts
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Syst_veg6_v2_027998
Auteur(s)
  • J. L. Read
Affiliation(s)
  • Olympic Dam Operations, PO Box 150, Roxby Downs, South Australia
Résumé

: The habitat preferences, seasonal activity cycles and optimum sampling protocols of an ant community in the Australian arid zone were assessed by pitfall trapping. Diversity and abundance of ants peaked in the hotter summer months and varied greatly between different habitats. Sand dunes vegetated with tall perennial shrubs proved to be the most useful habitat for environmental monitoring using ants. Dominant and genera were suppressed by environmental stresses caused by salt spray from an underground mine. Remediation of the salt spray resulted in a general, yet inconsistent, recolonization of dominant ants at the expense of opportunistic genera. A greater understanding of the ecology of key ant species is required before ants can be used as unequivocal indicators of environmental condition at the Olympic Dam mine site.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - biology
  • 3 - ecology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Ecology
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - environmental sciences
  • 1 - science ; 2 - ecology
  • 1 - science ; 2 - biodiversity conservation
Identifiant ISTEX
1A9CE58F0A04790347FF41E30DAFFCB0B3C5D782
Revue

Biodiversity & Conservation

Année de publication
1996
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Score qualité du texte
6.944
Version PDF
1.3
Type de publication
Journal
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