IUSSI-NAS Membership Directory

Last Updated Feb 9, 2018

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Institution

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Organism

Rachelle Adams

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Ohio State University I explore trait evolution at ecological and evolutionary time scales; how symbioses evolve and shape ecosystem diversity, focusing on species interactions of symbiotic networks. Bee, Ant
Gro Amdam

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Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences Bee, Ant
Etya Amsalem

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Penn State University, Entomology Chemical Ecology, Insect Physiology, Genetics and Evolution; aimed at studying social behavior in insects. Bee, Ant
Arián Avalos

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University of Illinois, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology Insect behavioral genomics; the intersect between genomic architecture of the individual and its behavioral response to complex cues Wasp, Bee
Meghan Barrett

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Drexel University, Biology Thermal tolerance differences in Centris pallida males, and potential effects of increasing environmental temperatures on mating behavior. Wasp, Bee, Ant, Spider
Kaitlin Baudier

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Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences social insect behavior, tropical ecology, and thermal physiology Bee, Ant
Sarah Bengston

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Rice University, Biosciences Behavioral Ecology, Ecological Speciation Ant
Bonnie Blaimer North Carolina State University, Entomology and Plant Pathology Phylogenomic systematics, diversity and community ecology of Hymenoptera Wasp, Bee, Ant
Silas Bossert

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Cornell University, Entomology Wasp, Bee
Anindita Brahma

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Indian Institute of Science, Centre for Ecological Sciences Direct fitness through nest foundation in a species of tropical paper wasp Wasp, Bee, Ant, Termite
Michael Breed

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University of Colorado, Boulder, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Division of labor, social recognition, communication Bee, Ant
Mark Bulmer

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Termite, Fungi
Cody Cardenas

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Ohio State University, Evolution Ecology and Organismal Biology fungus-growing ants and their parasitoid wasps Wasp, Ant
James Carpenter

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American Museum of Natural History, Division of Invertebrate Zoology Phylogenetic relationships, taxonomy and behavior of Hymenoptera, especially Vespidae. Cladistic theory; quantitative phylogenetic methods; applications of cladistic analysis Wasp
Elizabeth Cash

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University of California, Berkeley, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management Ant
Abigail Chapman

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University of British Columbia, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Honeybee social immunity and microbiome Bee
Daniel Charbonneau

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University of Pennsylvania, Biology Colony organization and allocation of tasks and workload Bee, Ant
Greg Chism

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University of Arizona, Entomology and Insect Biology Nest architecture in ants is an example of an extended phenotype. Ant, Spider
Thomas Chouvenc

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University of Florida, Entomology & Nematology General termite biology, Evolution, Ecology and Symbiosis. I primarily focus on the Coptotermes genus Termite
Rebecca Clark University of California-Berkeley, Integrative Biology Behavior, nutrition, metabolic regulation, and growth Bee, Ant
Romain Dahan

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Ant
Bernice DeMarco

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Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Phylogenomics of the ant genera Aphaenogaster and Novomessor Ant
Heidi Dobson

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Whitman College, Biology bee-flower associations, especially pollen Bee
Adam Dolezal

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University of Illinois, Entomology How ecological stressors, like nutrition, landscape composition/ecology, viral pathogens, and sublethal pesticide exposure interact to affect pollinators Bee, Ant
Holly Downing

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Black Hills State University, Natural Sciences Most recently a student and I surveyed the ants present at two elevations in the northern Black Hills. I am continuing work on nest construction in wasps. Wasp, Ant
Katherine Fiocca

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Drexel University, Biology Exploring the nutritional ecology of social insect castes Wasp, Ant, Termite
Kaleigh Fisher

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UC Riverside, Entomology Bee
Raghavendra Gadagkar

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Indian Institute of Science, Centre for Ecological Sciences My research group investigates the social biology of the primitively eusocial Indian paper wasp Ropalidia marginata with a special emphasis on understanding the factors that promote the evolution of sociality and worker altruism. Wasp, Bee, Ant
Kristine Gandia

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Wasp
Michael Goodisman

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Georgia Tech, Biological Sciences Molecular basis of sociality, the nature of selection in social systems, the breeding biology of social animals, and the process of self-organization in social groups Wasp, Bee, Ant, Termite
Wulfila Gronenberg

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University of Arizona, Neuroscience Control of insect behavior by the brain. Neuroanatomy, physiology, behavior Wasp, Bee, Ant
Mallory Hagadorn

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Utah State University, Biology Bee, Beetle
Kevin Haight

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Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences Ant behavior and physiology Ant
Gian Harwood

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Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences Genetic regulation of behaviour; Immunology Bee, Ant, Spider
Brendan Hunt

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University of Georgia, Department of Entomology molecular mechanisms and evolutionary processes underlying developmental and behavioral variation among individuals; behavioral and evolutionary significance of non-recombining genomic regions generated by chromosomal rearrangements Wasp, Bee, Ant, Termite
Chaz Hyseni

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University of Mississippi, Biology Population Genetics; distribution of genetic variation (both neutral and adaptive) in natural environments, at different spatial and temporal scales (from Landscape Genetics to Phylogeography) Termite
Duane Jackson

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Morehouse College, Division of Science & Mathematics Termite aggression, Termite x Fire Ant Antagonistic encounters, swarm intelligence, negative photo-tactic responses in termite Ant, Termite
Jenny Jandt

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University of Otago, Zoology Behavioral ecology of social insects; how environment affects development of individual and colony behavioral types Wasp, Bee, Ant
Mark Janowiecki

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Texas A&M University, Entomology Termite
Bob Jeanne

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University of Wisconsin-Madison, Entomology Wasp
Christine Johnson

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American Museum of Natural History, Invertebrate Zoology Interactions between social parasites and their hosts, with a specialization on slave-maker ants Ant
Timothy Judd

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Southeast Missouri State University, Biology Nutritional ecology and behavior Wasp, Termite
Franne Kamhi

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Macquarie University, Biological Sciences Ant
Karen Kapheim

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Utah State University, Department of Biology Phenotypic plasticity and maternal effects on the evolution of social complexity in bees using tools from comparative genomics, transcriptomics, and neurobiology Bee
Evan Kelemen

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University of Arizona, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Understanding why individual variation (behavioral, morphological, etc.) evolved within a colony and how these differences influence colony performance Bee
Katrin Kellner

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University of Texas at Tyler, Biology My research examines the evolutionary biology of ant societies. Themes include behavioral genetics, population genetics, mating systems, chemical ecology and communication, and evolutionary ecology of microbial symbioses. Ant
Callum Kingwell

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Cornell University, Neurobiology and Behavior I am interested in communication, particularly chemical, and it’s evolution. For my PhD I am focusing on Halictid Sweat bees. Bee
Daniel Kjar

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Elmira College, Division of Math and Natural Sciences Community ecology, invasive species Ant
Fredrick Larabee

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Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Functional Morphology and Evolution of Insect Mouthparts Ant
Sarah Lawson

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University of New Hampshire, Biological Sciences Evolution of social behavior Bee, Aphid
Hannah Levenson

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North Carolina State University, Entomology & Plant Pathology My research involves measuring native bee populations across the state of North Carolina and exploring the interactions between different pollinator communities Bee
Elinor Lichtenberg

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University of Texas at Austin, Integrative Biology Behavioral and community ecology; how plant-pollinator interactions change with the biological community in which they are taking place and with land use change Bee
Aviva Liebert

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Framingham State University, Biology Wasp
Juergen Liebig

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Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences Ant, Termite
Tim Linksvayer

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University of Pennsylvania, Biology Genetic and behavioral underpinnings of complex social systems in order to understand how these systems function and evolve. I am especially interested in how social interactions affect genetic architecture and trait evolution Bee, Ant, Spider
John Longino

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University of Utah, Biology Ant
Kevin Loope

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University of California, Riverside, Entomology Wasp, Bee
David Lubertazzi

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Harvard University, MCZ Ecology, Behavior, Evolutionary Ecology Ant
Colin Lynch

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University of Arizona, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology I study possible cognitive mechanisms social insects can use to generate division of labor. Bee, Ant
John Manubay

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The George Washinton University, Biology Ant, Termite
Hannah Marti

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University of Texas, Austin, Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Ant
Alison McAfee

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University of British Columbia, Michael Smith Laboratories I study hygienic behaviour in honey bees – what odorants they detect and what genes this depends on – using techniques like proteomics, gas chromatography mass spectrometry, and behavioural assays Bee
Helen McCreery

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Michigan State University, Integrative Biology Mechanisms of collective behavior Ant
Terry McGlynn

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CSU Dominguez Hills, Biology Experimental natural history of rainforest ants, urban ecology Ant
Sean McKenzie

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University of Lausanne, Ecology and Evolution Genetic and neurobiological basis of ant communication Ant
Sean Menke

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Lake Forest College, Biology Ecology Ant
Steven Messer

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Arizona State University, Biology Comparative morphology and taxonomy of ant inquiline social parasites and their hosts, morphology evolution in response to socially parasitic lifestyle Ant
Donald Miller

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California State University, Chico, Biological Sciences Bee, Aphid
Julie Miller

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UCLA, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Ant
Brett Morgan

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The University of Hong Kong, Ecology and Biodiversity I’m interested in how organisms and genes arrange themselves in geographic space Wasp, Bee, Ant
Ulrich Mueller

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University of Texas at Austin, Integrative Biology Bee, Ant, Spider, Microbes, Plants
Fiona Mumoki

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University of Pretoria, Zoology and Entomology I am interested in the evolution of reproductive division of labour in social insects, through the use of techniques in chemical ecology and genetics Bee
Christine Nalepa

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NC State University, Entomology Wasp, Termite, Cryptocercus
James Nieh

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UCSD, Section of Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution Bee
Madeleine Ostwald

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Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences Bee, Ant
Rick Overson

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Arizona State University, Global Institute of Sustainability Bee, Ant
Theodore Pavlic

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Arizona State University, School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering Collective behavior of social-insect colonies Wasp, Bee, Ant, Spider
Clint Penick

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Arizona State University, The Biomimicry Center My research focuses on the ecology and evolution of social insects, particularly their responses to global change Bee, Ant, Termite
Carol Peretz

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George Washington University, Biological Sciences Morphological trait evolution and thermal ecology of Cephalotes Ant
Stefan Popp

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University of Arizona, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Interested in learning, decision making and communication of ants. Currently working on the search behavior of rock ants: mechanisms and implications for optimality Ant
Sanford Porter

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USDA-ARS (Retired) fire ant biology, ecology, biocontrol Ant
Scott Powell

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George Washington University, Biological Sciences Ant
Stephen Pratt

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Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences I study the emergence of complex social behavior in leaderless, decentralized groups, particularly social insect colonies Bee, Ant, Termite
Matthew Prebus

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UC Davis, Entomology Ant systematics Ant
Shauna Price

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Chicago Field Museum, Science and Education Ant
Daniella Prince

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University of Louisville, Biology Ant sensory ecology and behavior Ant
Elizabeth Pringle University of Nevada, Reno, Biology Multi-species mutualisms Ant, Aphid
Rodolfo Probst

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University of Utah, Biology Ant ecology and evolution; biogeography, phylogenetics, trait evolution among ants, and the ecology and evolution of mutualism between ants and plants Wasp, Bee, Ant
Dave Queller

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Washington University in St. Louis, Biology I work primarily on social evolution. My theoretical work has centered on kin selection Wasp, Bee
Tyler Quigley

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Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences I seek to understand the structure and function of the honeybee blood-brain barrier. Bee
Jignasha Rana

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George Washington University, Biological Sciences Ant
Tamra Reall

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USDA-ARS Bee, Termite
Michael Rivera

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Ant
Olav Rueppell

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Biology Bee, Ant
Madison Sankovitz

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UC Riverside, Entomology My research is broadly focused on how and why sociality evolves and on the functional consequences of social variation. I combine complementary approaches from genetics and ecology Wasp, Ant
Jon Seal

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University of Texas at Tyler, Biology My research focuses on how components of complex insect societies and symbioses function, interact and maintain homeostasis. I am also interested in the emergent properties, especially the environmental impacts of these organisms Ant
Nitika Sharma Indian Institute of Sciences, Centre for Ecological Sciences Spatial organization Wasp
Veronica Sinotte

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University of Copenhagen, Biology Behavioral, physiological, and organizational defenses that social insects use to prevent disease outbreaks within their dense colonies Bee, Ant, Termite
Chris Smith

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Earlham College, Biology Genetics and genomics of caste determination. Nutritional ecology. Ant
Deborah Smith

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University of Kansas, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Bee, Spider
Michael Smith

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Max Planck Institute for Ornithology / University of Konstanz, Department of Collective Behavior How to worker bees detect their colony’s developmental state? Bee
Jonathan Snow

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Barnard College, Biology Bee
Marla Spivak

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University of Minnesota, Entomology Honey bee social immunity, behavior, breeding Bee
Joan Strassmann

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Washington University in St. Louis, Biology Evolution of social and mutualistic interactions, and their interpretation from behavioral, ecological, evolutionary, and genomic perspectives Wasp, Bee
Qian “Karen” Sun

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Louisiana State University, Entomology Ant, Termite
K Supriya

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University of Chicago, Committee on Evolutionary Biology Effect of ants on species diversity patterns of other clades, such as birds due to competition for food and nesting space Ant
David Tarpy

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NC State University, Entomology & Plath Pathology Bee
Maeva Techer

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Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Ecology and Evolution Bee
Graham Thompson

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Western University Bee, Termite, Drosophila
Barbara Thorne

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University of Maryland, Entomology Theoretical and experimental approaches to investigate the origin and maintenance of eusociality in termites Termite
Erin Treanore

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Penn State, Entomology Bee
Amber Tripodi

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USDA-ARS, Pollinating Insects Research Unit Bees, pathogens, parasites Bee
Walter Tschinkel

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Florida State University, Biological Science Ant
Floria Uy

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University of Miami, Biology Evolution of cooperation and the selective pressures that favor cooperative group living Wasp, Ant
Gabriele Valentini

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Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences, School of Earth and Space Exploration Biology, Robotics, and Physics. I focus on the study of self-organized collective decision-making processes both in living (e.g., ant colonies, slime molds) and artificial collectives (e.g., robot swarms). Ant
Edward Vargo

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Texas A&M University, Department of Entomology Molecular ecology and phylogenomics of breeding systems and invasive species of ants and termites Termite, Ant
Joseph Velenovsky

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University of Florida, Entomology & Nematology Subterranean termite protozoa Termite
 Kaira Wagoner

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University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Biolog Chemical Communication, Hygienic Behavior, Honey bee Health Bee
Mari West

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UC Riverside, Entomology Task allocation among workers within social insect colonies. Differences between workers that specialize on different tasks, whether task specialization takes advantage of variable individual efficiencies, and how individuals perceive what tasks are being done or need to be done within their colony. Ant, Spider
Mary Jane West-Eberhard

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Natural history and behavior of social wasps and evolution of social competition in all organisms. Wasp
Diana Wheeler

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University of Arizona, Entomology evolution of sociality, origin of caste specialization, insulin signaling, ant microbiomes Bee, Ant
James Withrow

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North Carolina State University, Biology, Entomology & Plant Pathology Social behavior, evolution, and queen quality in honey bees Bee
Eli Wyman

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Princeton University, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics Bee, Treehopper

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