2019 - 22nd Annual Steven Galovich Memorial Student Symposium

Presentation Title

Ants in the Sky: Ant Communities on Green Rooftops from 2012–2018

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Benjamin Wyatt, Lake Forest CollegeFollow

Department or Major

Biology

Location

Lillard Lobby

Abstract

Cities are rapidly expanding in the modern world, disrupting the natural landscape and altering native communities. The construction of green rooftops may serve as a replacement for some of the lost habitat from urbanization. In this study, we analyze and summarize seven years of ant-trapping data on seven rooftops in Chicago, Illinois, and its northern suburbs. We demonstrate how ant communities change on these islands in the sky as they develop. This research can inform the owners and operators of green rooftops and influence the maintenance of the garden in the future.

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

4-9-2019 1:00 PM

End Date

4-9-2019 2:15 PM

Panel

Poster Session

Field of Study for Presentation

Biology

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Apr 9th, 1:00 PM Apr 9th, 2:15 PM

Ants in the Sky: Ant Communities on Green Rooftops from 2012–2018

Lillard Lobby

Cities are rapidly expanding in the modern world, disrupting the natural landscape and altering native communities. The construction of green rooftops may serve as a replacement for some of the lost habitat from urbanization. In this study, we analyze and summarize seven years of ant-trapping data on seven rooftops in Chicago, Illinois, and its northern suburbs. We demonstrate how ant communities change on these islands in the sky as they develop. This research can inform the owners and operators of green rooftops and influence the maintenance of the garden in the future.