Distribution of the red imported fire ant, shape Solenopsis invicta, in road and powerline habitats

@article{Stiles2004DistributionOT,
  title={Distribution of the red imported fire ant, shape Solenopsis invicta, in road and powerline habitats},
  author={Judith H. Stiles and Robert H. Jones},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={13},
  pages={335-346}
}
For early-successional species, road and powerline cuts through forests provide refugia and source populations for invading adjacent forest gaps. [...] Key Method For each of five linear habitat types, differing in width and disturbance frequency, we mapped all mounds located within ten 500 m segments. Mean mound density was lowest in narrow, infrequently-disturbed closed-canopy dirt road habitats (8.8 mounds/ha). For types with an opening in the forest canopy (i.e., open dirt road, gravel road, paved road and…Expand

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