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Insects of the family Formicidae, very common and widespread, probably the most successful of all the insect groups. All ants are social insects, and most colonies contain three castes, queens, males, and workers. Their habits are often very elaborate and a great many studies have been made of ant behavior. Ants produce a number of secretions that function in offense, defense, and communication. (From Borror, et al., An Introduction to the Study of Insects, 4th ed, p676)
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Ants" by people in Profiles.
Tropical ant community responses to experimental soil warming. Biol Lett. 2022 04; 18(4):20210518.
Seasonal plasticity of thermal tolerance in ants. Ecology. 2020 06; 101(6):e03051.
The nutritional geography of ants: Gradients of sodium and sugar limitation across North American grasslands. J Anim Ecol. 2020 02; 89(2):276-284.
Biogeochemistry and forest composition shape nesting patterns of a dominant canopy ant. Oecologia. 2019 Jan; 189(1):221-230.
Using metabolic and thermal ecology to predict temperature dependent ecosystem activity: a test with prairie ants. Ecology. 2018 09; 99(9):2113-2121.
Towards a geography of omnivory: Omnivores increase carnivory when sodium is limiting. J Anim Ecol. 2017 10; 86(6):1523-1531.
Nutrition modifies critical thermal maximum of a dominant canopy ant. J Insect Physiol. 2017 10; 102:1-6.
A global database of ant species abundances. Ecology. 2017 Mar; 98(3):883-884.
Thermal constraints on foraging of tropical canopy ants. Oecologia. 2017 04; 183(4):1007-1017.
From cryptic herbivore to predator: stable isotopes reveal consistent variability in trophic levels in an ant population. Ecology. 2017 Feb; 98(2):297-303.