Ant Course 2010 August 16 - 26, Danum Valley Field Centre, Sabah Borneo.

ANT COURSE is a workshop designed primarily for systematists, ecologists, behaviorists, conservation biologists, and other biologists whose research responsibilities require a greater understanding of ant taxonomy and field research techniques. Emphasis is on the evolution, classification and identification of ant genera.

ANT COURSE is a unique opportunity to acquire training that is unavailable elsewhere. This course will provide students with: 1) the confidence and skills to identify ant genera; 2) an understanding of modern specimen processing and curation techniques; 3) an appreciation for the biological diversity and evolution of ants, and 4) experience keying to the species level.

ANT COURSE is open to all interested individuals. Priority will be given to those students for whom the course will have a significant impact on their research. An entomological background is not required. We aim to include students with a diverse interest in biology, including ant systematics, ecology, behavioral biology and conservation. The high instructor to student ratio will allow students to receive individual attention. ANT COURSE is presented in English and limited to 30 participants. Photos from previous courses are available in the yearbook.

SPONSORS. -- California Academy of Sciences and Museum of Comparative Zoology, with funding in part from National Science Foundation.

Ant Course Beginnings - One Person's View
by Stefan Cover

View Video of an Ant Dissection