Ecology and Evolutionary Biology | Population Biology
This project examines exactly how invasive specific types of ants are, and what effect that has on the ecosystem. To do so, most of the research must be compiled for the first time, as there is a lack of knowledge and research on this subject. Through former research, Tillberg finds that there are invasive pavement ants in Oregon state parks, but due to a lack of research on the species, their impact is unknown. The research will follow a paired design, comparing similar areas with and without pavement ants, to discover what differences this invasive species has on habitats.
Tillberg, Chad; Andrews, Frank; Moscoso, Carson; Ratliff, Lily; Steele, Claire; Turpin, Chris; Edmonds, Ben; Freauff, Alex; Grimstad, Erik; and Grusing, Sara, "Distribution and Ecology of Invasive Ants" (2010). 2010 Projects. Presentation. Submission 2.