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Plant ecology of ant-hills in grassland

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Mounds built in pastures by the subterranean ant Lasius flavus often have a vegetation which differs markedly from their surroundings. I set out to compare the relative abundances of plant species on and off ant-hills in some grasslands in southern Britain, and to define those characteristics of species which mainly determine their success or failure on the mounds.

Large ant-hills and the surrounding grassland ware sampled in detail at five acid grassland sites in the Gowe...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Department of Plant Sciences
Publication date:
1972
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
601870028
URN:
uuid:d3073ca3-dbdc-4189-b819-cdeaa1cd448a
Local pid:
td:601870028
Language:
English
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