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Author Berman, D. I.

Title Overwintering & cold-hardiness of ants in the northeast of Asia [electronic resource] / by D.I. Berman [and others] ; edited by Robert Angus ; [translation by Pyotr Petrov].

Imprint Bulgaria : Pensoft Publishers, 2010.

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Description 1 online resource (294 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-294).
Note At head of title: russian Academy of Sciences. Far eastern Branch. Institute of biological problems of the North.
Contents Cover -- Contents -- Translator8217;S Preface -- Preface Of The Editor Of The Russian Edition -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 -- Climate And Landscapes Of The Upper Kolyma Region -- Factors Of Landscape Formation -- Ecosystems Of The Area -- Chapter 2 -- Essays On The Habitat Distribution, Abundance And Characteristics Of Nest Organization Of The Ants -- Myrmica Kamtschatica Kupianskaya, 1986 -- Myrmica Bicolor Kupianskaya, 1986 -- Myrmica Sulcinodis Nylander, 1846 -- Myrmica Angulinodis Ruzsky, 1905 -- Myrmica Transsibirica Radtschenko, 1993 -- Leptothorax Acervorum (Fabricius, 1793) -- Leptothorax Muscorum (Nylander, 1846) -- Camponotus Herculeanus (Linnaeus, 1758) -- Camponotus Saxatilis Ruzsky, 1885 -- Formica Fusca Linnaeus, 1758 -- Formica Lemani Bondroit, 1917 -- Formica Truncorum Fabricius, 1804 -- Formica Candida F. Smith, 1878 -- Formica Gagatoides Ruzsky, 1904 -- Formica Sanguinea Latreille, 1798 -- Formica Exsecta Nylander, 1846 -- Formica Aquilonia Yarrow, 1955 -- Formica Lugubris Zetterstedt, 1840 -- Ant Population -- The Place Of Ants In The Soil Macrofauna Community -- Chapter 3 -- Overwintering Temperature Conditions Of Ants In The Upper Kolyma Region -- Methodological Approaches -- Air Temperature -- Snow Cover -- Lowest Soil Temperatures -- Seasonal Dynamics And Extreme Temperature In Ant Nests -- Ranges Of Lowest Temperatures In Soils And In Ant Nests -- Chapter 4 -- Ant Cold-Hardiness And Its Determining Physiological And Biochemical Factors -- Basic Concepts Of Insect Cold-Hardiness -- Equipment And Methods Of Study -- Dependence Of Temperature Parameters Of Ant Cold-Hardiness On The Composition Of The Studied Samples -- Seasonal Changes And Determining Physiological And Biochemical Factors Of The Cold-Hardiness Of Ants Inthe Upper Kolyma Region -- Resistance Of Ants To Long-Term Exposure To Sub-Zero Temperatures -- Cold-Hardiness Of Ants From Different Geographical Populations -- Some General Results -- Chapter 5 -- On The Connection Of Cold-Hardiness, Overwintering Temperature Conditions And Spatial Distribution Of Ants -- Group I (L. Acervorum, L. Muscorum, C. Herculeanus) -- Group Ii (F. Gagatoides, M. Kamtschatica, M. Bicolor) -- Group Iii (F. Candida, F. Exsecta, F. Sanguinea, F. Lemani) -- Is The Geographical Distribution Of Ants Limited By Their Overwintering Conditions? -- On The Possible Role Of Biotic Relationships In Depletion Of Ant Fauna -- Conclusions -- References.
Summary This monograph attempts to determine how land insects (several abundant species of ants taken as an example) adapt to winter survival in northeastern Russia, the region with the lowest winter temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere. Data on the geographical, landscape and habitat distribution of species, the abundance of nests and families, location and organization of nests and population structure are given. Winter thermal regimes under conditions of extreme continental climate in differently positioned nests are described in detail. The influence of permafrost on the vital functions and wintering conditions of ants is examined. Characteristics of the cold-hardiness of larvae and adults (supercooling points and long-term tolerable temperature), seasonal changes in these parameters and concentrations of substances enabling cold-hardiness are given. The summarizing part of the book contains analysis of the relations between spatial distribution and cold-hardiness in ants in general, as well as of the adaptive strategies of these insects, which are intolerant of tissue freezing, that enable them to exist under extremely harsh climatic conditions. The book is addressed not only to entomologists working in biological and agricultural research institutes, but also to all ecologists interested in the strategies of animal adaptations to extreme conditions and cold in particular. The book will also be of use to students of biology and of local lore.
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Subject Ants -- Effect of cold on -- Russia (Federation) -- Russian Far East.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Angus, Robert.
Petrov, Pyotr.
Rossiĭskai︠a︡ akademii︠a︡ nauk. Dalʹnevostochnoe otdelenie.
Institut biologicheskikh problem Severa (Akademii︠a︡ nauk SSSR)
Other Form: Print version: Overwintering & Cold-hardiness of Ants in the Northeast of Asia. Pensoft Pub 2010 9789546425492 (OCoLC)668186923
ISBN 9789546425737 (electronic bk.)
9546425737 (electronic bk.)