GLAD is a collaboration among ant ecologists worldwide bringing together data on the abundance and traits of ants in local assemblages worldwide.


Individuals with trait measurements 4154
Species/Morphospecies 9020
Assemblages 4484
Figure 1: Global distribution of assemblage data from pitfall traps 1.4.2015


New publication (8.6.2018)
Arnan, X. et al. (in press), Dominance-diversity relationships in ant communities differ with invasion. Global Change Biology. doi:10.1111/gcb.14331 (more)
New publication (24.1.2018)
Gibb et al. (2018) Habitat disturbance selects against both small and large species across varying climates. Ecography. (more)
Publication (1.10.2016)
Bishop, T.R. et al. (2016) Ant assemblages have darker and larger members in cold environments. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25: 1489-1499 (more)
Recent publication (12.12.2017)
Gibb, H. et al. (2017) A global database of ant species abundances. Ecology 98: 883-884 (more)
Recent publication (12.12.2017)
Parr, C.L. et al. (2017) GlobalAnts: a new database on the geography of ant traits (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Insect Conservation and Diversity 10: 5-20 (more)
Publication (1.9.2015)
Gibb, H., Sanders, N.J., Dunn, R.R. (plus 43 authors) & Parr, C.L. (2015) Climate mediates the effects of disturbance on ant assemblage structure. Proc. Royal Soc. B 282: 20150418 (more)

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