LIHo in the RAE

In September 2021 we participated in the Reunión Argentina de Ecología (Argentine Ecological Meeting, organized by the Ecological Association of Argentina). We presented our Project on the role of ants in pollination and biological control in agroecological...

PIP Research grants

Congratulations to Alejandro Farji Brener and Natalia Lescano on their CONICET research grant for their Project ”Coordination without central control: factors which determine the efficiency of cooperative transport in ants”. Luciana Elizalde and Gabriela Pirk also got...

LIHo in Spain

Congratulations to Daniela Ortiz who obtained a grant from Fundación Carolina to carry out her project “Seed dispersal by ants: study of the ant-plant interactions within and outside the native range of invasive plant species” Daniela worked in Parque Nacional de...

New LIHo members

In April 2021 new members became part of LIHo. Florencia Baudino is a CONICET posdoctoral grant holder and she will work on the effects of Harmonia axyridis on organic crops in the Andean region of Patagonia. Marisa Diaz is a CONICET doctoral grant holder and she will...

Marina Alma: New CONICET researcher!

Congratulations to Marina! Marina will go on investigating the effects of the wind on leafcutter ants and many other things! A great contribution to...

Congratulations to Luciana Elizalde on her new research grant

We congratulate Luciana Elizalde who received funding from Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica of Argentina for her research project “Evaluation and management of ecosystem services provided by ants in agriculture: balance between services and...

VI Argentine Congress of Biodiversity Conservation in La Rioja

In October, Daniela Ortiz and Gabriela Pirk attended the VI Argentine Congress of Biodiversity Conservation in La Rioja and presented results of their research in the Patagonian steppe on the dispersion of exotic seeds by ants and the effects of ant nests on decomposition of organic matter.

Last projects

Granivory and seed dispersal by ants in arid ecosystems

Granivory and seed dispersal by ants in arid ecosystems

We are studying ants involved in seed consumption and/or dispersal in the Patagonian steppe, and their effects on plant community as well as implications for plant biological invasions and restoration of degraded ecosystems. In particular, we have studied diet and...


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