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1 March 2010 Plants in Your Ants: Using Ant Mounds to Test Basic Ecological Principles
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Urban students often have limited access to field sites for ecological studies. Ubiquitous ants and their mounds can be used to study and test ecology-based questions. We describe how soil collected from ant mounds can be used to investigate how biotic factors (ants) can affect abiotic factors in the soil that can, in turn, influence plant growth.

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Jennifer A. Zettler, Alexander Collier, Bil Leidersdorf, and Missa Patrick Sanou "Plants in Your Ants: Using Ant Mounds to Test Basic Ecological Principles," The American Biology Teacher 72(3), 172-175, (1 March 2010). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2010.72.3.8
Published: 1 March 2010
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