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Gotwald, W.H.

Year: 2009


In memoriam - Carl W. Rettenmeyer (1931 - 2009)

Journal: Myrmecological News

Volume: 12

Pages: 250

Type of contribution: Obituary

Supplementary material: No


Carl W. Rettenmeyer was endowed with enormous energy, at least equal to that of the creatures he pursued – frenzied army ants, primarily of the New World tropics and sub-tropics, and their vast menagerie of arthropod guests. Sadly, on 9 April 2009, Carl died at age 78, his legacy of scholarship and field research assured. Those in the community of myrmecologists who knew him will miss Carl scurrying about at professional meetings promoting an idea or two or his DVD, Astonishing army ants. A photographic tour de force, the DVD comprises a career's worth of Carl's outstanding field photography. Our paths crossed less frequently in recent years than in the past at earlier stages of our respective careers but it was always a pleasure to see him....

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Publisher: The Austrian Society of Entomofaunistics

ISSN: Print: 1994-4136 - Online: 1997-3500