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Trophic ecology of invasive Argentine ants in their native and introduced ranges
Although the ecological effects of invasions often become obvious soon after introduced species become established, more gradual effects may take years to manifest and can thus require long-term dataExpand
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Imported fire ants near the edge of their range: disturbance and moisture determine prevalence and impact of an invasive social insect.
1. Habitat disturbance and species invasions interact in natural systems, making it difficult to isolate the primary cause of ecosystem degradation. A general understanding requires case studies ofExpand
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An experimental study of competition between fire ants and Argentine ants in their native range.
An understanding of why introduced species achieve ecological success in novel environments often requires information about the factors that limit the abundance of these taxa in their native ranges.Expand
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Evidence of niche shift and global invasion potential of the Tawny Crazy ant, Nylanderia fulva
Abstract Analysis of an invasive species' niche shift between native and introduced ranges, along with potential distribution maps, can provide valuable information about its invasive potential. TheExpand
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When trade-offs interact: balance of terror enforces dominance discovery trade-off in a local ant assemblage.
1. Trade-offs underpin local species coexistence. Trade-offs between interference and exploitative competitive ability provie a mechanism for explaining species coexistence within guilds that exploitExpand
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Maintaining Diversity in an Ant Community: Modeling, Extending, and Testing the Dominance‐Discovery Trade‐Off
Ant communities often consist of many species with apparently similar niches. We present a mathematical model of the dominance‐discovery trade‐off, the trade‐off between the abilities to find and toExpand
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Indirect competition facilitates widespread displacement of one naturalized parasitoid of imported fire ants by another.
Species abundances in natural systems are usually close to some equilibrium, making mechanisms that maintain or prevent species coexistence difficult to discern. Biological control projects provideExpand
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Invasion Processes and Causes of Success
Biological invasions represent communities in flux. Although stasis is never the rule in nature, biological interactions in communities usually occur within a framework of shared ecological andExpand
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Intercontinental differences in resource use reveal the importance of mutualisms in fire ant invasions
Mutualisms play key roles in the functioning of ecosystems. However, reciprocally beneficial interactions that involve introduced species also can enhance invasion success and in doing so compromiseExpand
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A Review of Pseudacteon (Diptera: Phoridae) That Parasitize Ants of the Solenopsis geminata Complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
ABSTRACT Some phorid flies of the genus Pseudacteon Coquillett parasitize workers of Solenopsis geminata (F.) complex fire ants. The group is found to comprise at least 21 species of flies, ofExpand
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