Ant labs of NA

Who is studying social evolution of ants in America?

(Mostly ant people here. Bee, wasp people are just too much… maybe add them later). (Featured Image credit: Alex Wild)

Order randomly. Updated in 2018.

ROSS Lab, U Georgia  

http://www.caes.uga.edu/departments/entomology/people/faculty/ken-ross.html

Social polymorphism, population genetics, chemical communication in fire ants

HUNT Lab, U Georgia

http://www.huntlab.uga.edu/index.html

Bioinformatic & genomics & epigenetics on social insect evolution, development, and behavior

GOODSIMAN Lab, George Tech

http://www.goodismanlab.biology.gatech.edu/index.html

Evolution of sociality & social insect comparative genomics & epigenetic inheritance & molecular base of caste differentiation & invasive biology & mating system and life history

SUAREZ Lab, U Illinois Urbana-Champaign

http://www.life.illinois.edu/suarez/

Invasive biology, colony structure & evolution and mechanics of trap-jaw ants & ecology of body size variation

LUCKY Lab, U Florida

http://www.andrealucky.com/

Population genetics of introduced ants & biodiversity & systematics and biogeography & citizen science

TSUTSUI Lab, UC Berkeley

http://scheckek.wixsite.com/tsutsuilab

Chemical communication, recognition system & evolution of social behavior & genetics and genomics of ants and bees

GORDON lab, Stanford

https://web.stanford.edu/~dmgordon/

Evolution of collective behavior, regulation of colony activity & ant-plant mutualisms & invasive biology

MOREAU Lab, Cornell

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Biodiversity genomics , diversification of ants, phylogenetics & host-microbe symbiosis & biogeography

KRONAUER Lab, Rockefeller University

http://lab.rockefeller.edu/kronauer/

Molecular basis of social behavior and division of labor & ant gut symbiont bacteria

Social Insect Research Group, Arizona State

https://sols.asu.edu/research/social-insect-research-group

FEWELL Lab, Arizona State

http://fewell.lab.asu.edu/

Evolution of cooperation & division of labor & social scaling, social network structure and function

PRATT Lab, Arizona State

http://pratt.lab.asu.edu/

Psychology of superorganism & information sharing though social networks & collective choice & teamwork by ants and robots

DORNHAUS Lab, U Arizona

http://socialinsectlab.arizona.edu/

Collective problem-solving strategies & Efficiency, flexibility, and robustness in complex systems & Evolution of complexity & Application to human societies

MUELLER Lab, U Texas

http://www.sbs.utexas.edu/muelleru/

Evolution of mutualisms, social conflict and cooperation, between fungus-growing ants and their fungi, & plants and rhizosphere microbes

Fire ant project , U Texas

http://www.sbs.utexas.edu/fireant/index.html

Biocontrol of fire ants, ecology of phorid fly, production and release of Pseudacteon phorid flies

VARGO Lab, Texas A&M

http://urbanentomology.tamu.edu/

Urban pest management

LINKSVAYER Lab, U Penn

https://web.sas.upenn.edu/linksvayer-lab/

Social Evolution, transcriptomics, evolutionary genetics, behavioral ecology, corazonin

TRANIELLO Lab, Boston U

http://people.bu.edu/jftlab/Home.html

Behavioral ecology, sociobiology, and neurobiology of insects

KOCHER Lab, Princeton

http://www.kocherlab.com/

Genetics of social polymorphism & bee community ecology & selection on sociality & maternal care

ADAMS Lab, Ohio State

https://megalomyrmex.osu.edu/

Parasite strategies, chemical communication, alarm pheromone, venom evolution, micro symbiotic networks, reproductive strategies, species discovery.

LIEBIG Lab, Arizona State

http://liebiglab.faculty.asu.edu/index.html

Fertility signaling in ants, termites, within-colony conflicts, Endocrine basis of reproductive regulation, Sensory basis of olfactory communication, genetic and epigenetic basis of sociality

PURCELL Lab, UC Riverside

https://purcelllab.ucr.edu/index.html

Population genomics, biogeography, experimental ecology, animal behavior

RUSSELL Lab, Drexel University

http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~jar337/index.html

Symbiosis, gut microbes, ahpids, phylogenetics

Currie Lab, U Wisconsin-Madison

https://currielab.wisc.edu/

Ant-baterial symbiosis, leaf-cutting ants, bacterial evolution, antibiotic discovery, bioenergy research

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