Conservation of biodiversity in an area impacted by the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

@article{Cook2004ConservationOB,
  title={Conservation of biodiversity in an area impacted by the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)},
  author={Jerry L. Cook},
  journal={Biodiversity \& Conservation},
  year={2004},
  volume={12},
  pages={187-195}
}
  • J. Cook
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Biodiversity & Conservation
A conservation study was conducted at Camp Swift, Bastrop County, Texasto determine if the red imported fire ant, Solenopsisinvicta, could be selectively managed to protect endemic antdiversity. The study site was deemed to be an area where S.invicta had recently invaded, and was still in the process ofexpanding its population. The study was conducted between 1998 and 2001, andresulted in significantly higher ant diversity in the area where S.invicta was managed by prescription bait treatments… Expand

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