Biodiversity of ants at "evolution canyon," Nahal Oren, Mt. Carmel, Israel

Y. Ofer, Y. Harris, A. Beiles, E. Nevo

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The biodiversity and differentiation of ants into microclimatically contrasting habitats were investigated at the "Evolution Canyon" microsite, Nahal Oren, Mt. Carrnel, Israel. The ant fauna consists of 17 species: 10 species occur on the south-facing slope, 10 on the north-facing slope, and 6 at the valley bottom. The two slopes differ by 30% of their species, out of which three species are restricted to the north-facing slope, two species are restricted to the south-facing slope and one species occurs on both the south-facing slope and the valley bottom. Four species were restricted to the valley bottom.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-119
Number of pages5
JournalIsrael Journal of Entomology
StatePublished - 1996


  • Biodiversity
  • Ecology
  • Formicidae
  • Israel
  • Microsite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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