Dr. Burt Hölldobler*
Foundation Professor of Life Sciences
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
The Superorganism: Communication and Cooperation in Ant Societies
He will also introduce his award-winning documentary, Ants: Nature’s Secret Power
*Dr. Hölldobler is a renowned entomologist and sociobiologist whose primary study subjects are social insects, primarily ants. He is a co-winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his work on The Ants (1991) with E. O. Wilson. In 1990, he received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, which is the highest honor awarded in German research. He also collaborated with Wilson to write Journey to the Ants(1994). In 2008 he and Wilson co-authored their third book, The Superorganism: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies and most recently in 2011 he and Wilson wrote The Leafcutter Ants: Civilization by Instinct. Before going to Arizona St. University, Dr. Hölldobler served as the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology at Harvard University and held the Chair of Behavioral Physiology and Sociobiology at the University of Würzburg, Germany.
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