New Paper – Journal of Animal Ecology

Congratulations to Jelena Bujan who just published in JAE

The paper shows that accompanied by a thermal niche shift to colder climates, introduced populations of the invasive ant species Tapinoma magnum has an increased acclimation ability to lower temperatures. Such thermal plasticity might explain why invasive populations are able expand into novel niches.

Bujan, J., Charavel, E., Bates, O.K., Gippet, J., Darras, H., Lebas, C. and Bertelsmeier, C., 2020. Increased acclimation ability accompanies a thermal niche shift of a recent invasion. Journal of Animal Ecology.