Elton's Insights into the Ecology of Ant Invasions: Lessons Learned and Lessons Still to be Learned

Nathan J. Sanders, Andrew V. Suarez

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFifty Years of Invasion Ecology
Subtitle of host publicationThe Legacy of Charles Elton
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Pages237-251
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781444335859
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 30 2010

Keywords

  • Argentine ant, caused dramatic reductions-in diversity of ants
  • Balance between populations
  • Charles Elton's (1958) classic book, The Ecology of Invasions by Animals and Plants-case studies of biological invasions
  • Climate, influencing-distribution of invasive ant species
  • Ecological resistance and role of disturbance
  • Elton's Insights into Ecology of Ant Invasions-lessons learned and lessons still to be learned
  • Elton's focus on Argentine ant-still is the best-studied invasive ant species
  • Invasive species, leading cause of population-and species-level extinctions
  • New food chains for old
  • Poster-child invaders-then and now

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Sanders, N. J., & Suarez, A. V. (2010). Elton's Insights into the Ecology of Ant Invasions: Lessons Learned and Lessons Still to be Learned. In Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton (pp. 237-251). Wiley Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444329988.ch18