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Darwin’s enigmatic little things that run the world

Jan 24, 2021

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In January, we are pleased to welcome Nate Sanders, Evolutionary Biologist at the University of Michigan. In his presentation on ants, Sanders will describe how Darwin viewed ants (and other social insects) as fatal to his whole theory. They certainly dominate the planet in all kinds of ways. But should he have been concerned? And how does evolution by natural selection apply to ants if it does? And how did ants come to dominate our planet?
Nate Sanders grew up in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains but fell in love with the Rocky Mountains in high school. He attended the University of Colorado and Stanford University, and he is now a Professor at the University of Michigan. He works on all things ants and many things montane biodiversity (especially in Colorado).

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