The Unnoticed Splendor of Ants Presented by Dr Sean Menke

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Sunday, February 21st, 2016
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The Priory, Room 259, Dominican University, 7200 W. Division, River Forest, IL, 31245 Map

This presentation will introduce us to the wonders of ants.  We will learn their biology and their importance in our ecosystems and daily lives.  Dr Menke will also discuss the specific species we might encounter in the Chicago region.

Here is a little preview of what we will learn: Real Ant-Man

Dr Menke's research integrates the study of ecology, behavior, and evolution of ants into the fields of biogeography, community ecology and invasion biology by using modeling and experimental techniques to link patterns of species occurrence with processes that determine species persistence, coexistence, and movement across spatial scales. My most recent research has focused on 1) The transition in life history traits of ants between natural and urban environments, 2) How urbanization and biological invasions effect geographic patterns of ant diversity, and 3) How climate and habitat restoration influence ant community structure.

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