Predicted range expansion of the invasive fire ant, Solenopsis invicta , in the eastern United States based on the VEMAP global warming scenario

@article{Morrison2005PredictedRE,
  title={Predicted range expansion of the invasive fire ant, Solenopsis invicta , in the eastern United States based on the VEMAP global warming scenario},
  author={Lloyd W. Morrison and Michael D. Korzukhin and Sanford D. Porter},
  journal={Diversity and Distributions},
  year={2005},
  volume={11},
  pages={199-204}
}
The red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, is an invasive pest from South America that currently occupies much of the south-eastern USA. Global warming is likely to allow range expansion of many invasive species, including S. invicta . We used a dynamic, ecophysiological model of fire ant colony growth coupled with models simulating climate change to predict the potential range expansion of S. invicta in the eastern USA over the next century. The climate change scenario predicted by… Expand

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