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Exploitation and interference competition between the invasive Argentine ant, Linepithema humile, and native ant species
Interactions between the invasive Argentine ant, Linepithema humile, and native ant species were studied in a 450-ha biological reserve in northern California. Along the edges of the invasion, theExpand
Community disassembly by an invasive species
The results show that invasive species not only reduce biodiversity but rapidly disassemble communities and, as a result, alter community organization among the species that persist. Expand
The organization of work in social insect colonies
In social insect colonies, workers perform a variety of tasks, such as foraging, brood care and nest construction. As the needs of the colony change, and as resources become available, coloniesExpand
Genetic basis for queen–worker dimorphism in a social insect
It is hypothesize that the system of caste determination that is observed in the red harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex barbatus, segregates the population into two distinct genetic lineages, each of which has distinct alleles at the microsatellite locus and also has different alleles, it is proposed, at caste. Expand
Ants at Work - How an Insect Society Is Organized
Deborah Gordon boldly contends that ant communication is a model of how brains, immune systems, and the natural world as a whole organize themselves, which has profound implications for anyone who is interested in how organizations work. Expand
Effects of Argentine Ants on Invertebrate Biodiversity in Northern California
The composition of invertebrate communities in areas invaded and uninvaded by the Argentine ant is compared to other invasive species world-wide. Expand
Behavioral Flexibility and the Foraging Ecology of Seed-Eating Ants
  • D. Gordon
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • 1 August 1991
Seed-eating ants are part of a guild of granivorous desert species that compete for food. This study examines the factors that influence the intensity, location, or temporal pattern of foraging inExpand
Founding, foraging, and fighting: colony size and the spatial distribution of harvester ant nests
The results suggest that the cost of conspecific neighbors searching the same ground for seeds may be greater than thecost of behavioral interaction itself, which may have more important effects than interference competition on founding colony survival and thus on the spatial distribution of nests. Expand
Seasonal spatial dynamics and causes of nest movement in colonies of the invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile)
The spatial and temporal organisation of colonies may contribute to ecological dominance in this highly polydomous and unicolonial ant species. Expand