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Ant biodiversity conservation in Belgian calcareous grasslands: active management is vital

Wouter Dekoninck UGent, H. De Koninck, J.-Y. Baugnee and Jean-Pierre Maelfait UGent (2007) BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY. 137(2). p.137-146
abstract
A list of ant species collected in eight calcareous grasslands in the Viroin valley (Viroinval, Belgium) is presented. Thirty species were identified, including Temnothorax albipennis, for the first time recorded in Belgium. Ant community composition and chorology of some ant species are discussed. Recommendations on how to use ant community composition and nest densities of several ant species to evaluate management in calcareous grasslands are given. It appears that in locations with encroachment of tall grasses (especially Brachypodium pinnatum) and spontaneous afforestation, due to a complete lack of or to inadequate management, most of the often rare xerophilic ant species are replaced by mesophilic, rather common species.
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keyword
CHALK GRASSLANDS, Belgium, HYMENOPTERA, FORMICIDAE, ASSEMBLAGES, CARABIDAE, FRAGMENTATION, RESTORATION, COLEOPTERA, ant biodiversity conservation, calcareous grassland, nature management, BRACHYPODIUM-PINNATUM, PINNATUM L BEAUV
journal title
BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY
Belg. J. Zool.
volume
137
issue
2
pages
137 - 146
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000250305900003
JCR category
ZOOLOGY
JCR impact factor
0.433 (2007)
JCR rank
103/117 (2007)
JCR quartile
4 (2007)
ISSN
0777-6276
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
id
744142
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-744142
date created
2009-09-09 09:01:14
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2009-10-26 09:50:47
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  abstract     = {A list of ant species collected in eight calcareous grasslands in the Viroin valley (Viroinval, Belgium) is presented. Thirty species were identified, including Temnothorax albipennis, for the first time recorded in Belgium. Ant community composition and chorology of some ant species are discussed. Recommendations on how to use ant community composition and nest densities of several ant species to evaluate management in calcareous grasslands are given. It appears that in locations with encroachment of tall grasses (especially Brachypodium pinnatum) and spontaneous afforestation, due to a complete lack of or to inadequate management, most of the often rare xerophilic ant species are replaced by mesophilic, rather common species.},
  author       = {Dekoninck, Wouter and De Koninck, H. and Baugnee, J.-Y. and Maelfait, Jean-Pierre},
  issn         = {0777-6276},
  journal      = {BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY},
  keyword      = {CHALK GRASSLANDS,Belgium,HYMENOPTERA,FORMICIDAE,ASSEMBLAGES,CARABIDAE,FRAGMENTATION,RESTORATION,COLEOPTERA,ant biodiversity conservation,calcareous grassland,nature management,BRACHYPODIUM-PINNATUM,PINNATUM L BEAUV},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {137--146},
  title        = {Ant biodiversity conservation in Belgian calcareous grasslands: active management is vital},
  volume       = {137},
  year         = {2007},
}

Chicago
Dekoninck, Wouter, H. De Koninck, J.-Y. Baugnee, and Jean-Pierre Maelfait. 2007. “Ant Biodiversity Conservation in Belgian Calcareous Grasslands: Active Management Is Vital.” Belgian Journal of Zoology 137 (2): 137–146.
APA
Dekoninck, W., De Koninck, H., Baugnee, J.-Y., & Maelfait, J.-P. (2007). Ant biodiversity conservation in Belgian calcareous grasslands: active management is vital. BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 137(2), 137–146.
Vancouver
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Dekoninck W, De Koninck H, Baugnee J-Y, Maelfait J-P. Ant biodiversity conservation in Belgian calcareous grasslands: active management is vital. BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY. 2007;137(2):137–46.
MLA
Dekoninck, Wouter, H. De Koninck, J.-Y. Baugnee, et al. “Ant Biodiversity Conservation in Belgian Calcareous Grasslands: Active Management Is Vital.” BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY 137.2 (2007): 137–146. Print.