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The Causes and Consequences of Ant Invasions
Invasions by non-native ants are an ecologically destructive phenomenon affecting both continental and island ecosystems throughout the world. Invasive ants often become highly abundant in theirExpand
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Reduced genetic variation and the success of an invasive species.
Despite the severe ecological and economic damage caused by introduced species, factors that allow invaders to become successful often remain elusive. Of invasive taxa, ants are among the mostExpand
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Patterns of spread in biological invasions dominated by long-distance jump dispersal: Insights from Argentine ants.
Invading organisms may spread through local movements (giving rise to a diffusion-like process) and by long-distance jumps, which are often human-mediated. The local spread of invading organisms hasExpand
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On the evolution and adaptive significance of postnatal growth rates in the terrestrial vertebrates.
  • T. Case
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Quarterly review of biology
  • 1 September 1978
Even among similar-sized organisms a disparity often exists between different species' relative postnatal growth rates. Some authors have interpreted these differences in an adaptive light. That is,Expand
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EFFECTS OF FRAGMENTATION AND INVASION ON NATIVE ANT COMMUNITIES IN COASTAL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
We investigated the roles of habitat fragmentation and the invasion of an exotic species on the structure of ground-foraging ant communities in 40 scrub habitat fragments in coastal southernExpand
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A General Explanation for Insular Body Size Trends in Terrestrial Vertebrates
The insular body size trends for different vertebrate families are compared. Certain groups such as lagomorphs, bats, artiodactyls, elephants, foxes, raccoons, snakes, and teiid and lacertid lizardsExpand
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Perturbation Experiments in Community Ecology: Theory and Practice
We analyze perturbation experiments performed on real and idealized ecological com- munities. A community may be considered as a black box in the sense that the individual species grow and interactExpand
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ROLE OF ABIOTIC FACTORS IN GOVERNING SUSCEPTIBILITY TO INVASION: A TEST WITH ARGENTINE ANTS
Hypotheses concerning community-level vulnerability to invasion often emphasize biotic interactions but fail to consider fine-scale variation in the physical environment. In this study, the interplayExpand
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Invasion resistance arises in strongly interacting species-rich model competition communities.
  • T. Case
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 1 December 1990
I assemble stable multispecies Lotka-Volterra competition communities that differ in resident species number and average strength (and variance) of species interactions. These are then invaded withExpand
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The community context of species' borders: ecological and evolutionary perspectives
Species distributional limits may coincide with hard dispersal barriers or physiological thresholds along environmental gradients, but they may also be influenced by species interactions. We exploreExpand
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