Collaborations

A list of our present and past collaborations

The School of Ants logo THE SCHOOL OF ANTS
The School of Ants project is a citizen-scientist driven study of the ants that live in urban areas, particularly around homes and schools. Participation is open to anyone interested in contributing. Teachers, students, parents, kids, junior-scientists, senior citizens and enthusiasts of all stripes are involved in collecting ants in schoolyards and backyards using a standardized protocol so that we can make detailed maps of the wild life that lives just outside (or even inside) our doorsteps. The maps we create with these data are telling us quite a lot about native and introduced ants in cities, not just here in North Carolina, but across the United States and, as this project grows, the world!

THE GLOBAL ANT COLLABORATION
On our own, we see only a small part of the world, but collectively, at any moment, humans see much of the world. Our global collaboration takes advantage of this reality to combine the hands and research of biologists from around the world to understand the distribution and consequences of ants.

ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS

ROB DUNN LAB North Carolina State University (USA)
Pr. Rob Dunn
INSECT GENETICS AND BIOSCIENCES LABORATORY
Università di Modena e ReggioEmilia (Italy)
Pr. Mauro Mandrioli
LABORATORY OF ENTOMOLOGY Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
Pr. Johan Billen
DIPARTIMENTO DI CHIMICA ORGANICA ED INDUSTRIALE Università di Parma (Italy)
Pr. Gerardo Palla
MOLECULAR ECOLOGY GROUP University of Innsbruck (Austria)
Pr. Birgit C. Schlick-Steiner, Dr. Florian M. Steiner
DIPARTIMENTO DI BIOLOGIA ANIMALE E DELL’UOMO Università  “La Sapienza” (Roma, Italy)
Pr. Alberto Fanfani
DEPARTMENT OF ENTOMOLOGY University of California Riverside (USA)
Pr. Jocelyn G. Millar

MUSEUMS and ADMINISTRATIVE INSTITUTIONS

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF MILAN (Italy)
Dr. Fabrizio Rigato
CITY OF PARMA (Italy)

PARKS AND NATURAL RESERVES

Presidential Estate of Castelpoziano (Rome, Italy)
Fluvial Regional Park of Taro River (Parma, Italy)
National Park of Granparadiso (Italy) The ant Fauna of PNG