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Abiotic factors control invasion by Argentine ants at the community scale.
1. A prominent and unresolved question in ecology concerns why communities differ in their susceptibility to invasion. While studies often emphasize biotic resistance, it is less widely appreciatedExpand
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Characterizing and predicting species distributions across environments and scales: Argentine ant occurrences in the eye of the beholder
Aim Species distribution models (SDMs) or, more specifically, ecological niche models (ENMs) are a useful and rapidly proliferating tool in ecology and global change biology. ENMs attempt to captureExpand
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Climatic drivers of hemispheric asymmetry in global patterns of ant species richness.
Although many taxa show a latitudinal gradient in richness, the relationship between latitude and species richness is often asymmetrical between the northern and southern hemispheres. Here we examineExpand
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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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Biotic and abiotic controls of Argentine ant invasion success at local and landscape scales.
Although the ecological success of introduced species hinges on biotic interactions and physical conditions, few experimental studies--especially on animals--have simultaneously investigated theExpand
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Urban areas may serve as habitat and corridors for dry-adapted, heat tolerant species; an example from ants
We collected ants from six urban and one forest land-use types in Raleigh, NC to examine the effects of urbanization on species richness and assemblage composition. Since urban areas are warmerExpand
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Is It Easy to Be Urban? Convergent Success in Urban Habitats among Lineages of a Widespread Native Ant
The most rapidly expanding habitat globally is the urban habitat, yet the origin and life histories of the populations of native species that inhabit this habitat remain poorly understood. We use DNAExpand
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Trophic ecology of the invasive argentine ant: spatio-temporal variation in resource assimilation and isotopic enrichment
Studies of food webs often employ stable isotopic approaches to infer trophic position and interaction strength without consideration of spatio-temporal variation in resource assimilation byExpand
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Climate mediates the effects of disturbance on ant assemblage structure
Many studies have focused on the impacts of climate change on biological assemblages, yet little is known about how climate interacts with other major anthropogenic influences on biodiversity, suchExpand
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Global diversity in light of climate change: the case of ants
Aim  To use a fine-grained global model of ant diversity to identify the limits of our knowledge of diversity in the context of climate change. Location  Global. Methods  We appliedExpand
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