Cherix Daniel

Analyse de la distribution de 'Formica exsecta' Nyl. (Hymenoptera; Formicidae) au Parc national suisse - évolution des colonies au cours du temps

Project Number: CH-1634
Project Type: Research_Project
Project Duration: 12/31/1997 - 05/31/1999 project completed
Funding Source: other ,
Project Leader: Prof. Daniel Cherix
Département d'Ecologie et d'Evolution
Université de Lausanne
Bâtiment de Biophore
1015 Lausanne
Phone: + 41 (0) 21 692 41 87 ; +41 (0) 21 692 42 60
FAX: +41 (0) 21 692 42 65
e-Mail: daniel.cherix(at)

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Research Areas:

general biology


Formica exsecta is a polygynous and polydomous ant species. Undisturbed meadows within the Swiss Nationalpark are very important for the survival of this species. Other data from the Jura mountains show that this species is threatened. This is due to cattle and soil enrichment. Long term studies of the nests within a colony could explain the local strategy of this species and will help us to give recommendations for protection.

Last update: 12/23/16
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2020)
Update the data of project: CH-1634

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