|Title||Effects of harvester ant (Pogonomyrmex rugosus) nests on soils and a spring annual, Erodium texanum|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1988|
|Journal||The Southwestern Naturalist|
|Keywords||ant nest, Erodium, ant nest, soil effects, ant nests,nutrients, ant, harvester,Pogonomyrmex, article, articles, Erodium,ant nest effects, insect, also SEE <ANT>, journal, journals, nutrients,ant nests, Pogonomyrmex,soil effects, soil properties, ant nests|
Based on the observations of Erodium texanum and the literature, I hypothesized that the density and biomass of E. texanum would be higher around the nest discs of Pogonomyrmex rugosus because of higher soil nutrient levels. Elevated soil nutrients at the edges of mounds of seed harvesting ants have been described in other areas.