Wednesday, November 2, 2016 @ 6:00 p.m. - Science Night Live with Dr. Jack Longino! "Chasing Demonic Ants In Mayan Ruins, And Other Stories" at Keys on Main (242 South Main Street) in downtown Salt Lake!
SCIENCE NIGHT LIVE
"Science Night Live public lectures offer a casual social and educational event in downtown Salt Lake. All events are held at Keys on Main (242 South Main Street), beginning with a social at 5:30 and a lecture at 6:00 p.m. Free and open to the public! Must be 21 years of age or older. Right across the street from the Gallivan TRAX station."
with Dr. Jack Longino,
Department of Biology, University of Utah
Chasing Demonic Ants In Mayan Ruins, & Other Stories
Image Credit: University of Utah
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 6:00pm (Social begins at 5:30pm)
Ants are a dominant component of tropical ecosystems, but like most tropical life the diversity is threatened by massive habitat conversion. My research has focused on documenting ant diversity in Central America, taking students up and down mountains and through the mud to sample ants in the last fragments of conserved forest. Back in the lab, DNA analysis is clarifying the fundamental nature of species diversity, both the how and the when of diversification across the MesoAmerican landscape.
Science Night Live is free and open to the public 21 or over. Please arrive early, as seating and parking will be limited. Click here to learn more about the Science Night Live lecture series.