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Data from: Disruption of foraging by a dominant invasive species to decrease its competitive ability

Fabian Ludwig Westermann, David Maxwell Suckling & Philip John Lester
Invasive species are a major threat to biodiversity when dominant within their newly established habitat. The globally distributed Argentine ant Linepithema humile has been reported to break the trade-off between interference and exploitative competition, achieve high population densities, and overpower nests of many endemic ant species. We have used the sensitivity of the Argentine ant to the synthetic trail pheromone (Z)-9-hexadecanal to investigate species interactions for the first time. We predicted that disrupting Argentine ant...

Data from: The genetic architecture of hybridisation between two lineages of greenshell mussels

Jonathan P. A. Gardner & Kai-Jian Wei
A multidisciplinary approach has identified sigmoidal genetic clines on the east and west coasts in central New Zealand where low-density ecological interactions occur between northern and southern lineages of the endemic greenshell mussel, Perna canaliculus. The sigmoidal clines indicate the existence of a mussel hybrid zone in a region of genetic discontinuities for many continuously distributed coastal taxa, in particular marine invertebrates. Examination of the genetic architecture of the hybrid zone revealed the differential contribution...

Registration Year

  • 2014

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • Plant & Food Research