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 (24.1.2018)
Gibb et al. (in press) 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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