Ants in the past: Journal pulls insect-global warming paper after questions arise over results

Ants in the past: Journal pulls insect-global warming paper after questions arise over results.

 

A group of ecologists in Germany who published a paper on the potential impact of global warming on ants in the Harz Mountains — northern Germany’s highest range — have retracted the paper after becoming, well, a bit antsy about the validity of their findings.

The article, “Diversity of ants across an altitudinal gradient in and outside a spruce forest in the Harz Mountains, Germany,” appeared in August 2012 in the journal Insect Science, a publication of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The last author of the paper was Christoph Scherber, of the University of Göttingen.

via Ants in the past: Journal pulls insect-global warming paper after questions arise over results.

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