Imported crazy ant displaces imported fire ant, reduces and homogenizes grassland ant and arthropod assemblages

@article{LeBrun2013ImportedCA,
  title={Imported crazy ant displaces imported fire ant, reduces and homogenizes grassland ant and arthropod assemblages},
  author={Edward G LeBrun and J. Anthony Abbott and Lawrence E. Gilbert},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2013},
  volume={15},
  pages={2429-2442}
}
A recently introduced, ecologically dominant, exotic ant species, Nylanderia fulva, is invading the Southeastern United States and Texas. We evaluate how this invader impacts diversity and abundance of co-occurring ants and other arthropods in two grasslands. N. fulva rapidly attains densities up to 2 orders of magnitude greater than the combined abundance of all other ants. Overall ant biomass increases in invaded habitat, indicating that N. fulva exploits resources not fully utilized by the… 

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