ANT BIODIVERSITY

Ecology and evolution of ant communities in tropical ecosystems

 Coordinatore "Biologicke centrum AV CR, v. v. i." 

 Organization address address: Branisovska 31
city: CESKE BUDEJOVICE
postcode: 370 05

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Vojtech
Cognome: Novotny
Email: send email
Telefono: 420777000000
Fax: +420 385 310 354

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Czech Republic [CZ]
 Totale costo 209˙458 €
 EC contributo 209˙458 €
 Programma FP7-PEOPLE
Specific programme "People" implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013)
 Code Call FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IOF
 Funding Scheme MC-IOF
 Anno di inizio 2010
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2010-09-01   -   2013-06-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    "Biologicke centrum AV CR, v. v. i."

 Organization address address: Branisovska 31
city: CESKE BUDEJOVICE
postcode: 370 05

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Vojtech
Cognome: Novotny
Email: send email
Telefono: 420777000000
Fax: +420 385 310 354

CZ (CESKE BUDEJOVICE) coordinator 209˙458.84

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evolution    environmental    phylogenetic    community    diversity    insect    communities    species    questions    ecology    methodology    population    combined    lowland    evolutionary    ants    data    ecosystems    tropical    geological   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'This project proposes a comprehensive study of the ecology and evolution of tropical ants at the community, species and population levels. It will be based on unique data set of 11000 samples collected from 17 sites in New Guinea and northern Australia. This study will be the first to examine species distributional data combined with their population and species phylogenetic relationships across a large regional spatial scale. The multidisciplinary methodology will permit the novel analysis of the environmental, evolutionary and geological factors influencing the diversity and distribution of ants in lowland tropical ecosystems. This project will use state of the art techniques in phylogeography and community ecology to address important questions of wide relevance about the evolution of insect communities, and will provide important knowledge relevant to conservation of tropical rainforest and savanna ecosystems. The proposed research will be combined with high quality training in phylogenetic and population genetic methodology, provided by world leading experts in this area.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

EU-funded scientists sought answers to important questions regarding the evolution of insect communities. They examined the influence of environmental, evolutionary and geological factors on ant diversity and distribution in lowland tropical rainforests.

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