This is a great question, here is a small snippet from Conservation Magazine's article:
Landscape corridors are a popular way to expand wildlife habitat. But since these connectors allow native animals and plants to travel between habitat patches, it stands to reason that they might also help exotic species invade new territory. “[T]he same principles that support corridor establishment for threatened species… suggest that corridors could simultaneously jeopardize entire communities through spread of invasive species,” researchers write in Ecology.
The study authors examined the effects of landscape corridors on fire ants, an invasive species that has pushed out native ants around the world. Fire ant colonies come in two flavors: “monogyne” colonies, which have one reproducing queen that can fly long distances, and “polygyne” colonies, which have several reproducing queens that usually don’t stray far from their original home.
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