Publications

Warren, R.J., J.R. King, C. Tarsa, B. Haas, and J. Henderson. 2017. A systematic review of context bias in invasion biology. PLoS ONE 12(8): e0182502 PDF

Tschinkel, W.R. and J.R. King. 2017. Abiotic and biotic factors limiting colony founding success for the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Functional Ecology 31: 955-964PDF Google Scholar

Warren, R.J., J.R. King, L.D. Chick, and M.A. Bradford. 2017. Global change impacts on ant-mediated seed dispersal in eastern North America. In Ant Plant Interactions: Impacts of Humans on Terrestrial Ecosystems (P.S. Oliveira and S. Koptur, eds.). pp. 93-111. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. Book Link

King, J.R. and W.R. Tschinkel. 2016. Experimental evidence that dispersal drives ant community assembly in human-altered ecosystems. Ecology 97: 236-249 PDF Google Scholar

King, J.R. 2016. Where do social insects fit into soil food webs? Soil Biology & Biochemistry 102: 55-62 PDF Google Scholar

Warren, R.J., A. McMillan, J.R. King, L. Chick and M.A. Bradford. 2015. Forest invader replaces predation but not dispersal services by a keystone species. Biological Invasions 17: 3153-3162. PDF Google Scholar

Maynard, D.S., T.W. Crowther, J.R. King, R.J. Warren, and M.A. Bradford. 2015. Temperate forest termite ecology in a changing climate. Ecological Entomology 40: 199-210. PDF Google Scholar

Bradford, M.A., R.J. Warren, S.A Wood, P. Baldrian, T.W. Crowther, D.S. Maynard, E.E. Oldfield, W.R. Wieder, S.A. Wood, and J.R. King. 2014. Climate fails to predict wood decomposition at regional scales. Nature Climate Change 4:625-630. PDF Supplementary Info Google Scholar

King, J.R., R.J. Warren, M.A. Bradford. 2013. Social insects dominate eastern US temperate hardwood forest macroinvertebrate communities in warmer regions. PLOS ONE 8(10): e75843.  PDF Google Scholar

Tschinkel, W.R. and J.R. King. 2013.The role of habitat in the persistence of fire ant populations. PLOS ONE. 8(10): e78580 PDF Google Scholar

King, J.R. and W.R. Tschinkel. 2013. Experimental evidence for weak effects of fire ants in a naturally invaded pine-savanna ecosystem in north Florida. Ecological Entomology 38: 68-75. PDF Google Scholar

This article has received commentary also published in Ecological Entomology

Hill, J.K, R.B. Rosengaus, F.S. Gilbert and A.G. Hart. 2013. Invasive ants—are fire ants drivers of biodiversity loss? Ecological Entomology 38: 539. PDF

Stuble, K.L., L.D. Chick, M.A. Rodriguez-Cabal, J.P. Lessard, N.J. Sanders. 2013. Fire ants are drivers of biodiversity loss: a reply to King and Tschinkel (2013) Ecological Entomology 38: 540–542. PDF

King, J.R., W.R. Tschinkel. 2013. Fire ants are not drivers of biodiversity change: a response to Stuble et al. (2013) Ecological Entomology 38: 543–545. PDF Google Scholar

Clark, R.** and J.R. King. 2012. The ant, Aphaenogaster picea, benefits from plant elaiosomes when insect prey is scarce. Environmental Entomology 41:1405-1408. PDF Google Scholar

Tschinkel W.R., T. Murdock, J.R. King, and C. Kwapich. 2012. Ant distribution in relation to ground water in north Florida pine flatwoods. Journal of Insect Science 12:114. PDF Google Scholar

King, J.R. 2010.  Size-abundance relationships in Florida ant communities reveal how social insects break the energetic equivalence rule. Ecological Entomology 35: 287-298. PDF, Supporting Info. Google Scholar

King, J.R., W.R. Tschinkel, and K.G. Ross. 2009.  A case study of human exacerbation of the invasive species problem: transport and establishment of polygyne fire ants in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. Biological Invasions 11: 373-377. PDF Google Scholar

King, J.R. and W.R. Tschinkel.  2008. Experimental evidence that human impacts drive fire ant invasions and ecological change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA.  105: 20339-20343. PDF, Supporting info. Google Scholar

King, J.R. 2007. Patterns of co-occurrence and body size overlap among ants in Florida’s upland ecosystems.  Annales Zoologici Fennici 44: 189-201. PDF Google Scholar

King, J.R. and S.D. Porter.  2007. Body size, colony size, abundance, and ecological impact of exotic ants in Florida’s upland ecosystems. Evolutionary Ecology Research 9: 757-774. PDF Google Scholar

King, J.R. and J.C. Trager. 2007. Natural history of the slave making ant, Polyergus lucidus, sensu lato and its three Formica pallidefulva group hosts in northern Florida. Journal of Insect Science 7: 42. PDF Google Scholar

King, J.R. and W.R. Tschinkel. 2007. Range expansion and local population increase of the exotic ant, Pheidole obscurithorax, in the southeastern United States. Florida Entomologist 90: 435-439. PDF Google Scholar

Tschinkel, W.R. and J.R. King. 2007. Targeted removal of ant colonies in ecological experiments, using hot water. Journal of Insect Science 7: 41. PDF Google Scholar

King, J.R. and W.R. Tschinkel. 2006. Experimental evidence that the introduced fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, does not competitively suppress co-occurring ants in a disturbed habitat. Journal of Animal Ecology 75: 1370-1378. PDF Google Scholar

King, J.R. and S.D. Porter. 2005.  Evaluation of sampling methods and species richness estimators for ants in upland ecosystems in Florida. Environmental Entomology 34: 1566-1578. PDF Google Scholar

King, J.R. and S.D. Porter. 2004. Recommendations on the use of alcohol for the killing and preservation of ant specimens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).  Insectes Sociaux 51: 197-202. PDF Google Scholar

Morrison, L.W. and J.R. King. 2004. Host location behavior in a parasitoid of imported fire ants. Journal of Insect Behavior 17: 367-383. PDF Google Scholar

King, J.R., Andersen, A.N. and Cutter, A.D.  1998.  Ants as bioindicators of habitat disturbance: validation of the functional group model for Australia’s humid tropics.  Biodiversity & Conservation 7: 1627-1638. PDF Google Scholar

Book Reviews

King, J.R. and J.C. Trager. 2012.  Book review of Ellison et al.’s: A field guide to the ants of New England.  Myrmecological News. PDF

 

Methods videos

Hot water method

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