Factors governing rate of invasion: a natural experiment using Argentine ants

  title={Factors governing rate of invasion: a natural experiment using Argentine ants},
  author={D. Holway},
  • D. Holway
  • Published 1998
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Oecologia
  • Abstract Predicting the success of biological invasions is a major goal of invasion biology. Determining the causes of invasions, however, can be difficult, owing to the complexity and spatio-temporal heterogeneity of the invasion process. The purpose of this study was to assess factors influencing rate of invasion for the Argentine ant (Linepithema humile), a widespread invasive species. The rate of invasion for 20 independent Argentine ant populations was measured over 4 years in riparian… CONTINUE READING
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