IGN 18-2 - It’s about time: Mary Talbot’s contributions to ant community ecology

Thursday, August 10, 2017
C123, Oregon Convention Center
Katie Stuble, The Holden Arboretum, Kirtland, OH
Ant community ecology has a rich history of exploring the role of temporal dynamics in regulating competition among species. Mary Talbot laid the foundation for much of this research through her exploration of the timing of ant foraging and the role of temperature in regulating these dynamics. I build upon Talbot’s research by examining temporal patterns of foraging under ambient and warmed conditions using a series of experimentally warmed forest plots. I find that warming alters temporal patterns of foraging, providing a glimpse into how climate change may alter species coexistence by shifting temporal dynamics in ant foraging.