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Where are all the ants? World-first ‘treasure map’ reveals hotspots for rare species

By Simon KA Robson, Professor, CQUniversity Australia
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The American biologist E.O. Wilson famously called invertebrates “the little things that run the world”. Despite their great importance, we still know very little about the worms, insects and other small creatures that make up the majority of animal species.

Working with researchers from around the world, we have made an important step to improve this knowledge: a high-resolution map of ant species across the globe.

Published today in Science Advances, this world-first map of ant diversity also acts as…The Conversation


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