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dc.contributor.authorMiguelena, Javier G
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Paul B
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-05T23:15:29Z
dc.date.available2019-12-05T23:15:29Z
dc.date.issued2019-06-15
dc.identifier.citationJavier G Miguelena, Paul B Baker, Effects of Urbanization on the Diversity, Abundance, and Composition of Ant Assemblages in an Arid City, Environmental Entomology, Volume 48, Issue 4, August 2019, Pages 836–846, https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvz069en_US
dc.identifier.issn0046-225X
dc.identifier.pmid31201775
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/ee/nvz069
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/636275
dc.description.abstractCities within arid regions make up a significant but understudied subset of the urban ecosystems of the world. To assess the effects of urbanization, fragmentation, and land-use change in an arid city, we sampled the ant assemblages in three habitat types in Tucson, Arizona: irrigated neighborhood parks, urban desert remnants, and preserved desert. We analyzed the abundance, species richness, evenness, as well as the species and functional group composition of ant assemblages. We found no significant differences in species richness or evenness. However, irrigated parks had significantly greater ant abundances. Although some exotic species were present in the urban habitats, they did not have significant effects on ant diversity. Ant assemblages from all three habitat types were distinct from each other in their composition. Irrigated parks included a significantly higher proportion of species typically found in cooler and wetter climates. The differences in abundance and species composition between irrigated parks and the other habitats are likely the effect of irrigation removing water as a limiting factor for colony growth and increasing resource availability, as well as producing a localized cooling effect. Our results show that arid urban ecosystems may include considerable biodiversity, in part thanks to increased landscape heterogeneity resulting from the irrigation of green areas.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipConsejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACyT) [304404]en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherOXFORD UNIV PRESS INCen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © The Author(s) 2019. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Entomological Society of America. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com. This article is published and distributed under the terms of the Oxford University Press, Standard Journals Publication Model (https://academic.oup.com/journals/pages/open_access/funder_policies/chorus/standard_publication_model)en_US
dc.subjectant diversityen_US
dc.subjectpark cool islanden_US
dc.subjecturban heat islanden_US
dc.subjecturbanizationen_US
dc.titleEffects of Urbanization on the Diversity, Abundance, and Composition of Ant Assemblages in an Arid Cityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Dept Entomolen_US
dc.identifier.journalENVIRONMENTAL ENTOMOLOGYen_US
dc.description.note12 month embargo; published online: 15 June 2019en_US
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dc.eprint.versionFinal accepted manuscripten_US
dc.source.journaltitleEnvironmental entomology


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