An picture of an older fire ant

As climate change causes global temperatures to mount, warm-loving Aphaenogaster rudis ants in the Appalachian Mountains have marched skyward into the turf of their cold-adapted cousinsAphaenogaster picea, displacing the latter from its home on the mountain peaks of north Georgia. The findings, published last week (March 21) in Global Change Biology, could spell bad news for the Appalachian plant species that depend on these ant species to disperse their seeds throughout the woodlands.

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The things drought from the fire ants
Inside of the fire ants home
What the fire ants really look like
What one of the fire ants houses

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