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Croatian Myrmecological Society

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 | Education, Personalities | 6 Comments

The official pin. The H stands for Croatia, of course.

I just returned from the meeting of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, an every-forth year affair that brings together scientists from around the globe under the common umbrella of social evolution. This year the venue was Copenhagen, Denmark, with over 700 participants.

Among the many colleagues I encounter, I had the pleasure of finally meeting ant ecologist Jelena Bujan, vice president of the Croatian Myrmecological Society (HMD). › Continue reading

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The gang-of-four ready to take over the ant world. From left: Philip Ward, Seán Brady, Ted Schultz and Brian Fisher at the IUSSI congress in Sapporo, Japan.

It was at the XIV international meeting of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects in 2002 that the “gang of four” decided to join forces to reconstruct the phylogenetic history of ants using molecular data.  Four years later Brady et al. 2006 was published.

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