Bert Holldobler: Multicomponent and multimodal signals in ant communication

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All you ant enthusiasts in Central Illinois won’t want to miss this afternoon’s UI Entomology seminar. Bert Hölldobler, noted ant biologist and co-author of The Ants and The Superorganism, will be speaking about ant communication. Details:

Bert Hölldobler
(Arizona State University)

“Multicomponent and multimodal signals in ant communication”

4:00 pm, 7 November 2011
B102 – Chemical & Life Sciences Auditorium
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

4 thoughts on “Bert Holldobler: Multicomponent and multimodal signals in ant communication”

    1. I don’t think the talk was recorded. The talk was great, though, essentially a tour of Holldobler’s research highlights (Harpegnathos social dynamics, Myrmecocystus ritual fighting, recruitment behavior in Pachycondyla, Oecophylla, etc.)

      He closed by noting that he didn’t get a grant for much of his really interesting work, instead relying on short-term “boring” grants that promised more reliable results to sustain the lab. A bit of a jab at the short-sightedness of our funding bodies.

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