Potential Global Range Expansion of the Invasive Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta

  title={Potential Global Range Expansion of the Invasive Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta},
  author={Lloyd W. Morrison and Sanford D. Porter and E. Daniels and Michael D. Korzukhin},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
The red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, is an invasive pest that has become widespread in the southern United States and Caribbean after introduction from South America in the 1930s. This species, which has diverse detrimental impacts on recipient communities, was recently discovered in Australia and New Zealand and has the potential to colonize numerous other regions. We used a dynamic, ecophysiological model of colony growth to predict the potential global range expansion of this… 

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