The Social Insect Lab our labrat, Temnothorax rugatulus (marked with paint for individual recognition) (c) Alex Wild
People in the lab
Research going on in the lab
Publications by lab members
Classes taught by Anna Dornhaus
Research from  Dornhaus Lab in the popular media
in the news
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The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


Our science in the news

New York Times - Scientist at work: Anna Dornhaus, Published: April 27, 2009
"To Fathom a Colonyís Talk and Toil, Studying Insects One by One"

PBS - TV segment on Arizona Illustrated, Aired September 10, 2009
"Unlocking mysteries of ants and bees"

New Scientist - Published November 18th, 2008
"Division of labour may not be the key to ant success"

ABC (Australia) Radio show: The Science Show by Robyn Williams - Aired on August 22, 2009
"Bumble bees"

Scientist at work - article in New York Times 4/27/09
Public lecture - College of Science: Edges of Life, February 13th, 2008
Life's Cognitive Edge: The Role of the Mind and What it Means to be Human (Arizona Star article about series)

Public lecture - College of Science: Mind and Brain, March 9th, 2010
Evolution of Mind and Brain (Arizona Star article about series)

CBC Radio show: Quirks and Quarks - Aired November 22nd, 2008
"Inefficient ants" (mp3 audio file)

Science Daily - Online November 25th, 2008
"Can an ant be employee-of-the-month?"

ABC (Australia) Radio show: The Science Show by Robyn Williams - Aired on November 28, 2009
"Recalcitrant ants forced back to work"

PBS - TV segment on Arizona Illustrated, with graduate student Tuan Cao
K-12 Outreach program "BioME - Biodiversity from Molecules to Ecosystems"

Harper's Magazine - Published December 2, 2008
Weekly Review

Arizona Daily Star - Published December 1st, 2008
"Ants donít have to be specialists to benefit colony, UA study finds"

PBS/Arizona Public Media - Aired April 25th, 2010
"Wavelengths: Portraits of a Scientist"

e! Science News - Online November 18th, 2008
"Are ants that specialize better at their job?"

The Guardian - Published March 9th, 2009
"Six legs good"

Channel 4 - Published February 25th, 2009
"Human brain 'like colony of ants'" - Online February 25th, 2009
"Ants on the brain"

On Dornhaus & Chittka 'Evolutionary origins of bee dances' article:
Science News Online - Online April 3rd, 1999
"Look who's dancing"

On Franks et al. 'Not everything that counts can be counted: Ants use multiple metrics for a single nest trait' article:
New York Times - Published November 22nd, 2005
"Of Evolution, Physics and Butterflies"

Arizona Daily Star - Published December 27th, 2006
"Someone has to feed ants their cockroach hash"