Homogenization of ant communities in mediterranean California: The effects of urbanization and invasion

@article{Holway2006HomogenizationOA,
  title={Homogenization of ant communities in mediterranean California: The effects of urbanization and invasion},
  author={D. Holway and A. Suarez},
  journal={Biological Conservation},
  year={2006},
  volume={127},
  pages={319-326}
}
  • D. Holway, A. Suarez
  • Published 2006
  • Geography
  • Biological Conservation
  • In coastal California, the invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile) displaces nearly all above ground foraging native ant species. The loss of native ants following invasion by Argentine ants homogenizes these faunas; natural habitats invaded by L. humile have lower beta diversity compared to comparable uninvaded areas. Argentine ant abundance in the seasonally dry mediterranean environments of this region correlates strongly and positively with soil moisture. For this reason, the… CONTINUE READING
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