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- Morrison, L.W.; Korzukhin, M.D.; Porter, S.D.
- Diversity & distributions 2005 v.11 no.3 pp. 199
- Solenopsis invicta; fire ants; invasive species; geographical distribution; ecological invasion; global warming; climate change; climate models; dynamic models; simulation models; prediction
- ... 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 ...