We work as an ant colony

We do not have central control, but we set up interaction
networks through research projects.

Alejandro G. Farji-Brener

I am interested several topics about ant ecology and behavior. Specifically, 1) ants as ecosystem-engineers, how ant nests modify edaphic conditions and nearby vegetation; 2) how ant colonies reduce the cost of living in dense societies, particularly the risk of...

Marina Alma

I am a behavioral ecologist interested in decision making and problem solving of leaf-cutter ants. My aim is to understand why ants deal with problems individually and/or collectively evaluating costs and benefits and contexts where individual or collective...

Daniela Ortiz

My interests are focused on ecological aspects of animal-plant interactions, behavioral ecology and their potential implications for ecological restoration. In my doctoral studies I am researching interactions between plants and ants from the Patagonian steppe,...

Luciana Elizalde

I research the interaction between predators and their prey, using phorid parasitoids (Diptera: Phoridae) of leaf-cutting ants and armadillo mammals as predators. I also study the ecosystem services provided by ants in the Patagonian steppe. I am interested in aspects...

María Natalia Lescano

I research how changes in the carbon:nitrogen:phosphorus ratio of plants affect the outcome of ant-aphid interactions, to understand how nutritional imbalances at the base of trophic chains impact on the dynamics of animal-plant interactions. Within the topic of...

Gabriela Pirk

My research interests are focused on Community Ecology, in particular, on animal-plant interactions and the effects, either direct or indirect, animals and plants have on each other (reciprocal effects). My doctoral studies were on the reciprocal effects of harvester...

Victoria Werenkraut

I am interested in topics related to the ecology of terrestrial arthropods in general and of ants in particular. I study the drivers/correlates of diversity and geographic distribution of both ant species and other arthropods. I study ecosystem services provided by...

Micaela Buteler

I am interested in the study of the​ behavior and chemical ecology of insects, particularly how to manipulate the behavior of insect pests and thus avoid ​crop ​damage without the use of traditional ​pesticides. Featured projects in which I participated...

Andrés Devegili

Hello, I'm interested in ecology in general and the use of insects, like ants, to test ideas. I am currently studying if different types of aphid-tending ants influence the performance of plants infested with aphids. In my spare time I like to play to be a jazz...

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RESEARCH LABORATORY ON ANTS
We are a team of researchers that employ ants mainly to answer questions of conceptual interest about topics in ecology and behavior.

Contact us

Pasaje Gutierrez 1125, Bariloche, Argentina

(0294) 426368 interno 154

alefarji@gmail.com