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

Nathan J. Sanders, Andrew V. Suarez

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


  • 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

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Environmental Science
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Medicine

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