Are Big-Headed Ant attacking important insect species in the African savanna?

Dung beetles and termites don't get no respect! They work tirelessly to turn dung and other waste into materials that can be used by other plants and animals. Ecosystems are built on the backs of these tiny workers, but what happens when an aggressive new predator comes to town?

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Ecosystem Function Consequences of Big-headed Ant Invasion (so far...)

If you are a student or faculty member at the University of Florida, you can access a pre-recorded talk on recent research projects in the black cotton savannas invaded by the infamous big-headed ant! (Youtube version in progress)