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Fire, Fire Ants, Grazing, and Threatened Wildlife

Multiple Stressors Affect Threatened Wildlife on Military and Ranch Lands

Fire, invasive fire ants, and grazing combine to impact threatened wildlife populations in upland habitats. Scientists from Archbold and the University of Central Florida are conducting a four-year experiment eliminating fire ants under different prescribed fire and grazing frequencies. The results will provide improved management recommendations for working lands throughout the Southeastern United States.

Project Details

Data and Analysis Types

Population data on 13 threatened or endangered species in three habitats and two ecotones, fire ant density data, insect samples, C3 and C4 plant stable isotope samples

Primary Locations

Avon Park Air Force Range and DeLuca Preserve

Years Active