Tag: ant

Needle Ant Invasion Spreads Coast to Coast

Friday, August 24th, 2012 | Tags: ,

A crusade to invade that began in North Carolina has spread to the Midwest, Pacific Northwest and even to an island packed with concrete and glass – Manhattan. So go the travels of the Asian needle ant, an invasive species native to Japan. Citizen scientists connected with the School of Ants project – which asks

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Using Ants to Map Patterns of Diversity

Friday, April 27th, 2012 | Tags: , , ,

They account for more than 80 percent of Earth’s species, but insects merit little respect in either conservation or global diversity studies. NC State biology professor Rob Dunn and postdoc Michael Weiser, along with Benoit Guénard, a former NC State Ph.D. student who now works at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, want to

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