CO2 efflux from subterranean nests of ant communities in a seasonal tropical forest, Thailand

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Hasin, Sasitorn; Ohashi, Mizue; Yamada, Akinori; Hashimoto, Yoshiaki; Tasen, Wattanachai; Kume, Tomonori; Yamane, Seiki;
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Journal: Ecology and Evolution,volume 4,issue 20,pages3,929-3,939 (issn: 2045-7758, eissn: 2045-7758)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1002/ece3.1255, pmc: PMC4242576
  • Subject: Carbon dioxide | Environmental factor | Ant nest | Tropical forest | Original Research | Ground-dwelling ant
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Many ant species construct subterranean nests. The presence of their nests may explain soil respiration “hot spots”, an important factor in the high CO2 efflux from tropical forests. However, no studies have directly measured CO2 efflux from ant nests. We established 61... View more
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