Importance of habitats for ant diversity on Dinara Mt.

Božić, Boris (2013) Importance of habitats for ant diversity on Dinara Mt.. Diploma thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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An ant inventory was conducted on Dinara Mt. and Cetina river in 2012. The myrmecofauna was studied using pitfall traps, mini-winklers, standardized hand collecting and beating methods. The total of 43 species of ants were recorded. The distribution of ants among elevational gradient showed that the peak in ant species richness were at the middle of the gradient instead at the bottom of it. The habitat analysis showed that the greatest species richness was found on grassland habitats. Genus Formica was the dominant genus on that type of habitats. Exploring the functional groups of Dinara Mt. and Cetina river the largest proportion of opportunistic species were found near Cetina river where anthropogenic activity is higher than rest of the study area, contrary to habitats on Dinara with smaller number of opportunistic species, hence the higher quality of habitats.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
Keywords: ants (Formicidae), pitfall traps, mini-winkler, RDA analysis, Dinara Mt., Cetina river, functional groups
Supervisor: Jelaska, Sven
Date: 2013
Number of Pages: 43
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2014 12:17
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2014 12:17

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