Kaspari et al. discover that coastal ants avoid salt while inland ants can’t get enough.
Kaspari, M., Yanoviak, S. P., and Dudley, R. 2008. On the biogeography of salt limitation: a study of ant communities. PNAS early edition
Barry Bolton and Brian Fisher continue their taxonomic work on the African ponerines in a recent issue of Zootaxa. The paper establishes a new genus, Feroponera.
Bolton, B. & Fisher, B. L. 2008. Afrotropical ants of the ponerine genera Centromyrmex Mayr, Promyopias Santschi gen. rev. and Feroponera gen. n., with a revised key to genera of African ponerinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 1929: 1-37.
Lori Lach and Melissa Thomas review the state of invasive ants in Australia.