Quantitative Biology

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[1] viXra:1601.0046 [pdf] submitted on 2016-01-06 08:54:14

Patterned Vegetation Created by Ants and Observed in Satellite Images of Arizona

Authors: Amelia Carolina Sparavigna
Comments: 5 Pages. Keywords: Patterned Vegetation, Ecosystems, Satellite images, Google Earth.

Large-scale patterns can arise in the vegetation of homogeneous areas due to biotic interactions of animals and plants. If the satellite imagery has a high enough resolution, such patterns can be easily observed. Here we show some large polka-dot arrangements, probably created by the red harvester ants, in Arizona, near the Grand Canyon.
Category: Quantitative Biology