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Ant Diversity in Pine Barrens of the Northeast


September 2012 - May 2014


Pine barren ecosystems of the Northeast are globally rare and little is know about the potentially unique ant communities that may be supported there. This study will describe the diversity of ant species inhabiting the pine barrens of New York and Massachusetts with the goal of shedding light on ant communities of sandy soils throughout the Northeast.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 238

Phd Students: 144

Post Docs: 54

University Staff: 239

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 673

Scientific Publications: 1905

Presentations: 4235



  • Paul SievertCo-Principal Investigator

Funding Agencies

  • Harvard Forest


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey