Soil movement by desert ants

TitleSoil movement by desert ants
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1986
AuthorsWhitford WG, Schaefer D, Wisdom W
JournalThe Southwestern Naturalist
Date Published1986
Call Number00752
Keywordsant, soil movement, article, articles, journal, journals, soil movement, ants
AbstractEstimates of quantities of soil moved by the activities of ants from the soil profiel to the surface in a shinnery oak (Quercus harvardii) - mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa) area 40 km east of Carlsbad, NM. Soils were sandy loams. The average quantity of soil moved to the surface by ants during the period of surface activity (May - September) was 84.2 +/- 4 g m-2.
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