Bert Holldobler

Bert H├Âlldobler (born 25 June 1936) is a German behavioral biologist and Sociobiologist whose primary study subjects are social insects and in particular ants. He is a co-winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his work on The Ants (1991) with Edward O. Wilson. In 1990, he received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, which is the highest honour awarded in German research. He also collaborated with Wilson to write Journey to the Ants (1994). In 2008 he and Wilson co-authored their third book about superorganisms. He holds positions at the University of W├╝rzburg and at Arizona State University, at the latter of which he is a Foundation Professor in the School of Life Sciences. Continue Reading »

The Superorganism: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies
The Ants
The Leafcutter Ants: Civilization by Instinct

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