Trophic ecology of invasive Argentine ants in their native and introduced ranges

  title={Trophic ecology of invasive Argentine ants in their native and introduced ranges},
  author={C. V. Tillberg and D. Holway and E. LeBrun and A. Suarez},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={20856 - 20861}
  • C. V. Tillberg, D. Holway, +1 author A. Suarez
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Although the ecological effects of invasions often become obvious soon after introduced species become established, more gradual effects may take years to manifest and can thus require long-term data for quantification. We analyzed an 8-year record of stable isotope data on Argentine ants (Linepithema humile) from southern California to infer how the trophic position of this widespread invasive species changes over time as native ant species are displaced. We couple this longitudinal analysis… CONTINUE READING
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