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 3991
Species/Morphospecies 8973
Assemblages 4482
Figure 1: Global distribution of assemblage data from pitfall traps 1.4.2015


New Publication (16.12.2016)
Gibb, H. et al. (in press) A global database of ant species abundances. Ecology (more)
New Publication (12.12.2016)
Parr, C.L. et al. (in press) GlobalAnts: a new database on the geography of ant traits (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Insect Conservation and Diversity 10 (1), 5-20 (more)
New 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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