Can invasive Burmese pythons inhabit temperate regions of the southeastern United States?

  title={Can invasive Burmese pythons inhabit temperate regions of the southeastern United States?},
  author={M. Dorcas and J. Willson and J. Gibbons},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  • M. Dorcas, J. Willson, J. Gibbons
  • Published 2010
  • Biology
  • Biological Invasions
  • Understanding potential for range expansion is critical when evaluating the risk posed by invasive species. Burmese pythons (Python molurus bivittatus) are established in southern Florida and pose a significant threat to native ecosystems. Recent studies indicate that climate suitable for the species P. molurus exists throughout much of the southern United States. We examined survivorship, thermal biology, and behavior of Burmese pythons from South Florida in a semi-natural enclosure in South… CONTINUE READING

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