Red Imported Fire Ants: A threat to eastern Australia's wildlife?

@article{Moloney2002RedIF,
  title={Red Imported Fire Ants: A threat to eastern Australia's wildlife?},
  author={Shane D. Moloney and Cas Vanderwoude},
  journal={Ecological Management and Restoration},
  year={2002},
  volume={3},
  pages={167-175}
}
The discovery of the Red Imported Fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) in Brisbane on 22 February 2001 sent shock waves through urban and rural communities alike. This article is an attempt to address the often repeated question ‘What will become of Australia's unique fauna if they spread along Australia's eastern seaboard? 

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