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Calperum Mallee Ant Abundance Data

Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network
Oates, Rhiannon ; Cale, Peter ; Andersen, Alan
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Brief description

This data contains ant abundance and incidence collected in the core 1 ha plot within the Calperum Malee site.

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Ant sampling was conducted using the TERN Australian SuperSite Network Ant Monitoring Protocol (2014)

Data Creation
Ant sampling: Twenty pitfall traps were placed in a standard grid (4 x 5) with 10 m spacing within the core 1 ha vegetation plot in permanent positions marked with PVC tubes (or inverted traps). If the position on the grid was occupied by a tree or rock then the trap was placed adjacent to it. Trapping was conducted over 3 days with traps sealed with screw cap at the end of the period. Any dirt, plant material or other debris was removed as contaminating material can stain the ants if left with them for extended periods. Tubes were stored in the dark as light will cause colours to fade and the cuticle or integument will deteriorate over time, greatly reducing the usefulness of the material for taxonomic studies and making identifications difficult or impossible. Traps were buried with lips completely flush with the soil surface. Sealed pitfall traps were sent to a central processing laboratory where contents were transferred to ethanol for long term storage. Non-ant by-catch was stored for future reference. Ant surveys were conducted in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Ant abundance and incidence was pooled at the site level for each year.
Ant species identification: Ant specimens were identified and curated at the CSIRO's Tropical Ecosystems Research Centre in Darwin by Dr Alan Andersen.

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This work was funded by the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN), an Australian Government National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) project.
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Purpose
Ants are Australia’s dominant faunal group in terms of biomass and energy flow. They occupy all trophic levels, act as ecosystem engineers, feature in many mutualistic interactions with plants, and are a key food resource for many vertebrates. Ants are also Australia’s best studied insect group in terms of biogeography and community dynamics. They are the most widely used invertebrate bio-indicators in environmental assessment and monitoring.

Created: 2022-05-05

Modified: 2014-07-14

Issued: 2022-05-16

Data time period: 2014-12-01

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text: The Calperum Mallee site is in a mallee semi-arid ecosystem, fringing the River Murray floodplains on Calperum Station, near Renmark, South Australia. The area comprises undulating mallee woodlands and riverine vegetation alongside the river.