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Relative roles of climatic suitability and anthropogenic influence in determining the pattern of spread in a global invader
Because invasive species threaten the integrity of natural ecosystems, a major goal in ecology is to develop predictive models to determine which species may become widespread and where they mayExpand
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Impact of human dwellings on the distribution of the exotic Argentine ant: a case study in the Donana National Park, Spain
The invasive Argentine ant Linepithema humile was found in close perimeters to inhabited houses situated in various habitat types in Donana National Park (Southern Spain). We suggest that theExpand
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Impact of Argentine ants (Linepithema humile) on an arboreal ant community in Doñana National Park, Spain
Due to the invasive character of the exotic Argentine ant (Linepithema humile), its use of aphids in trees, and the ecological importance of the Doñana National Park (Spain) that is invaded by thisExpand
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The role of competitive dominance in the invasive ability of the Argentine ant (Linepithema humile)
To assess the importance of competition in the advance of invasive species, bait stations have been used to determine the dominance hierarchy of a community of native ants in Doñana National Park,Expand
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Exploitative Strategies of the Invasive Argentine Ant (Linepithema humile) and Native Ant Species in a Southern Spanish Pine Forest
Abstract The Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (Mayr, 1868), is displacing native ant species in Doñana National Park (Spain). This paper discusses the results of experiments aimed at analyzingExpand
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An unusual ant diet:Cataglyphis floricola feeding on petals
SummaryC. floricola is an endemic species from the southern Iberian Peninsula which collects large amounts ofHalimium halimifolium petals. Laboratory and field observations confirm that both workersExpand
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Effect of park age, size, shape and isolation on ant assemblages in two cities of Southern Spain
In the context of conservation biology, we have searched for the most influential characteristics of urban parks on ecological diversity. In this study, therefore, we studied the ant community of 24Expand
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Ant community structure under Retama sphaerocarpa shrubs in a semi‐arid environment
The Tabernas Desert (Spain) is an emblematic area as it constitutes, strictly speaking, the only European desert. Under the canopy of one of the dominant shrub species, Retama sphaerocarpa, there areExpand
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Humans and scavenging raptors facilitate Argentine ant invasion in Doñana National Park: no counter-effect of biotic resistance
Biotic resistance by native communities could have a role in the spread of invasive species. This seems to be the case in the invasion of the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile, but only when theExpand
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