Formicidae

Episode 79 – Ant invaders and unlocking insects with Dr. Alex Wild

Dr. Alex Wild, curator of entomology at the University of Texas at Austin, talks with Morgan & Tom about tracking ant invasions with natural history collections, the rights & wrongs of copyright, and his new crowd-funding campaign, Insects Unlocked.

Show Notes:

University of Texas at Austin Entomology Collection – https://integrativebio.utexas.edu/biodiversity-collections/collections/entomology-insects
Insects Unlocked Crowdfunding Campaign website – https://hornraiser.utexas.edu/insects
Alex’s homepage – http://www.alexanderwild.com/
Bugshot Photography Workshops – http://bugshot.net/
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Brackenridge Field Laboratory – http://bfl.utexas.edu/

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Episode 77 – From Ants To Academics with Dr. Adrian Smith

Dr. Adrian Smith, a post-doc at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, chats with us about his work on ant behaviour and chemical ecology, why he thinks scientists should be at least partly responsible for communicating their work, and about his own goals and strategies when it comes to scicomm.

Show Notes:
Smith A.A. & A. V. Suarez (2015). A social insect fertility signal is dependent on chemical context, Biology Letters, 11 (1) 20140947-20140947. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2014.0947

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