Fire Ants and Vertebrates
The red-imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) was introduced into the southeastern United States in the 1930s. Fire ants have been implicated in the decline of many native vertebrates such as the southern hognose (Heterodon simus) and Bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus).
We are exploring the indirect and direct influence of fire ants on small mammals, amphibians, and reptiles using a combination ofexperimental and comparative studies. The results of this study will provide applied results relevant to the management of fire ants relative to their effects on vertebrate populations.
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