Ant Diversification Across the Urban Landscape

Research Urban Ecology

The species that share are cities interact closely with humans and our built environments and must cope with unique and chronic environmental stresses in order to survive. This makes non-human species living in cities among those most likely to be influenced by humans. Ants are one of the most common, ecologically important, and successful groups of animals in cities. Therefore, we are assessing the degree of diversification of ants across urban habitat mosaics-essentially examining the role of urbanization as a selective force for urban ants.


Amy Savage, Post-doc
Sergios Kolokotronis, Collaborator