Ants Research Laboratory

Our Projects

We use the ants to answer questions of conceptual interest.

Ant predators

Leaf-cutting ants can become important pests for agriculture and forestation. Therefore, knowing their natural enemies is very important. This project focuses on armadillos, which are omnivorous mammals that include several insects in their diets, and...

We work as an ant colony

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

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Direct and indirect effects of ants on plants

Direct and indirect effects of ants on plants

Leaf-cutting ants can affect plants negatively directly through defoliation, but positively and indirectly increasing the soil nutrient level. We study these effects separately and together, to determine the relative importance of leaf-cutting ants on...


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

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Pasaje Gutierrez 1125, Bariloche, Argentina

(0294) 426368 interno 154