Santos Neto, C.R.; Baccaro, F.B.; Quesada, C.A.

Litterfall ant genus and abundance in a fertiliser experiment area in Central Amazon, 2018-2019

Data are presented showing litterfall ant species and abundance from a plot based fertilisation experiment. The experiment was carried out at the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project (BDFFP) approximately 100 km north of Manaus. Data were collected in October 2018 and September 2019 by Santos-Neto. Sampling was carried out using a Wrinkler extractor. The data were collected to investigate the possible effects of different fertiliser applications on litterfall ant species and abundance.

The work was carried out as part of the Amazon Fertilization Experiment (AFEX), funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Award reference NE/L007223/1, by the Brazilian government (Researcher scholarship) and the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project (BDFFP - logistical support and camps maintenance).

Publication date: 2020-07-29

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Format of the data: Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Santos Neto, C.R.; Baccaro, F.B.; Quesada, C.A. (2020). Litterfall ant genus and abundance in a fertiliser experiment area in Central Amazon, 2018-2019. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/60e77fd4-7a24-4545-8d90-08e9dfcbd16a

 

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© Universidade Federal do Amazonas

© National Environment Resource Council

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2018-10-01    to    2019-09-01

Provenance & quality

Ant sampling was carried out in five 1x1 m sub-plots collected inside the 50 x 50 m plots, totaling 20 sub-plots per treatment and 160 in total. Ant samples were collected with a Winkler extractor. The litter was sampled and placed in a Winkler sacks. The material from the collection bag was placed in the Winkler extractor for a period of 48 hours. The ants were collected in a pot containing 90% alcohol as a fixative liquid. Identification and abundance was carried for each of the collection bags.

Results were recorded onto field sheets and entered into an Excel spreadsheet. Data where exported as comma separated file for deposit into the EIDC.

Related

This dataset is included in the following collections

Amazon Fertilization Experiment (AFEX) in Central Amazon, Brazil (2017 - 2020)

Correspondence/contact details

Santos Neto, C.R.
Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia
 claudiorsn@gmail.com

Authors

Santos Neto, C.R.
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia
Baccaro, F.B.
Universidade Federal do Amazonas
Quesada, C.A.
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisa da Amazônia

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota
Keywords
Amazon,  Amazon Fertilization Experiment (AFEX),  Ant,  Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project (BDFFP),  Fertilisation experiment,  Plot experiment,  Wrinkler extractor
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/L007223/1
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
Last updated
12 May 2021 10:19