Long-term trends in the occupancy of ants revealed through use of multi-sourced datasets
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We combined participatory science data and museum records to understand long-term changes in occupancy for 29 ant species in Denmark over 119 years. Bayesian occupancy modelling indicated change in occupancy for 15 species: five increased, four declined and six showed fluctuating trends. We consider how trends may have been influenced by life-history and habitat changes. Our results build on an emerging picture that biodiversity change in insects is more complex than implied by the simple insect decline narrative.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
- Bayesian occupancy modelling, citizen science, Denmark, Formicidae, museum data