Friday, December 4, 2009

Ant Ecology available!

Well folks, it's here. 3 years, 3 months and 3 days after the pledge, Ant Ecology is in print and available for you to purchase or download from Oxford University Press. I (and family) am relieved and overjoyed that it is out.

Lori, Kate and I are happy with the final product. We hope you are too.

Happy reading.


Friday, June 26, 2009

Happy Belated Birthday E.O. Wilson

Wilson's foreword for Ant Ecology acknowledges the leaps and bounds he has witnessed in the study of ants throughout his 65 year research career. He muses that the myrmecological torch might be passed on in this volume, having been wrested from his and "a few other old timers'" grasp. Ant Ecology synthesises knowledge from across disciplines and creates a direction for the future of ant ecology.

We wish Ed Wilson a belated happy birthday, and wish we were at the World Science Festival to celebrate his contribution to our understanding of the natural world. Thanks for endorsing our efforts Professor!

See how Ed spent his birthday at:

Monday, May 11, 2009

Alex Wild's stint on Photo Synthesis

Alex Wild is the guy behind the majority of Ant Ecology photos. He has brought myrmecology to life for so many publications. In addition to his regular blog, he has just finished a stint at Photo Synthesis, a rotating showcase of some of the best science photography on the web.
Check out some of his recent posts there....

Ant-mugging flies:

How to attract an entomologist:

His farewell to Photo Synthesis:

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Australia has more ants than the entire Northern hemisphere...

Read it for yourself. A total of TEN Ant Ecology authors (including one of the editors!), among others, describe climatic drivers of hemispheric assymmetry in global patterns of ant species richness.
News on this here:

Sunday, May 3, 2009

New York Times showcases Ant Ecology author

Ant Ecology author and myrmecologist, Anna Dornhaus, appears in the New York Times:

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Ant Ecology in production

After two and half years in the making, Ant Ecology is with the Oxford University Press production team.

Publication - December 2009.