Impact of Invasive Ant Species in Shaping Ant Community Structure on Small Islands in Indonesia

Akhmad Rizali, Abdul Rahim, Bandung Sahari, Lilik Budi Prasetyo, &
Damayanti Buchori

Aim Comparisons among islands offer the opportunity to study the effects of biotic and abiotic factors on small, replicated biological communities. Smaller population sizes on islands accelerate some ecological processes, which may decrease the time needed for perturbations to affect community composition. We surveyed ants on 18 small, tropical islands to determine the effects of island size, isolation from the mainland, and habitat disturbance on ant community composition.

Location Thousand Islands Archipelago (Indonesian Name: Kepulauan Seribu)

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