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Title: Impacts of elevated temperature on ant species, communities and ecological roles at two temperate forests in Eastern North America

Over the course of five years we have established a long-term array of warming chambers at Duke and Harvard Forest that simulate future conditions with regard to temperature. In these chambers, we have studied, ants, other animal taxa, fungi, bacteria and plants and their responses to the treatments. We have coupled these studies with lab experiments, large-scale observations, and models to contextualize our results. Finally, we have developed integrative models of the future distribution of species and their consequences as a result of warming in eastern North America and more generally.
  1. North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States)
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Technical Report
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North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States)
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North Carolina State University, University of Vermont, University of Tennessee, Harvard University
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United States
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS climate change; ants; insects; models; experiments