Extreme life history plasticity and the evolution of invasive characteristics in a native ant

@article{Buczkowski2010ExtremeLH,
  title={Extreme life history plasticity and the evolution of invasive characteristics in a native ant},
  author={G. Buczkowski},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2010},
  volume={12},
  pages={3343-3349}
}
Disturbance resulting from urbanization is a leading cause of biotic homogenization worldwide. Native species are replaced with widespread non-native species and ants are among the world’s most notorious invaders. To date, all documented cases of ant invasions involve exotic introduced species that are spread around the world by human-mediated dispersal. I investigated the effect of urbanization on the evolution of invasive characteristics in a native ant species, the odorous house ant… Expand
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