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.
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
Avon Park Air Force Range and DeLuca Preserve
Angela Tringali, Ph.D.
Director of Conservation Science of Military Landscapes, Assistant Research Biologist