School of Ants USA

Did you know that in conjunction with scientists, every day people participating in citizen science discovered that the most common ant species in New York City was actually a species scientists didn’t even know existed in there at all?! Read about it on the School of Ants USA website now.

School of Ants USA has been in operation for over 4 years, and in that time has lain bare the diversity and distribution of ant species in locations all over the US. With an interactive map of ants across the country, participants in the project can see their contributions and even make comparisons of their own between locations.

A book of common ants of New York City has resulted from this wonderful project, and it is envisaged that similar resources for Australian citizens will be forthcoming from the School of Ants Australia project over the coming years.

Ants are sensitive to environmental change and are everywhere! So understanding large scale patterns of ant diversity, distribution and diet can help us manage landscapes with increased awareness of the contribution of the spineless majority!

Other Ant News

We skittered around Australia in 2015

May 19, 2016 11:18 pm

We ventured out of our nest in Armidale in 2015 and skittered around a big part of Australia. The epic ant trail

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School of Ants citizen science workshops contribute to biodiversity knowledge and inspire action

March 2, 2016 10:50 am

The last weekend in February was full of brain exploding ideas, networking and contributions to citizen science projects for 40 participants

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School of Ants at the Alice Springs Desert SMART EcoFair

August 19, 2015 11:23 pm

School of Ants has recently been exploring the ants of arid Australia, and sharing ant stories with those at the Alice

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