Free

Afternoon talk with Alan Andersen - Ants and termites: the little things th...

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

South Australian Museum

North Terrace

Adelaide, SA 5000

Australia

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

Afternoon talk with Alan Andersen - Ants and termites: the little things that run the world


Location: Pacific Cultures Gallery, South Australian Museum

Date: Sunday June 4th 2017

Time: 2pm

Free


With World Environment Day coming up, join us for a relaxed Sunday talk at the South Australian Museum.

Did you know that yidaki (didjeridu) are made when termites hollow out the trunks of stringybark trees? In fact, termites and ants play a critical role in the biodiversity of the Northern Territory.

Our special guest, Professor Alan Andersen from Charles Darwin University, will talk about ants and termites, the fascinating but under-appreciated creatures that are such a dominant part of the Australian environment. Ants and termites are very different insects – one is a group of wasps and the other a group of cockroaches, but they are united by their sociality and the critical roles they play in nutrient cycling and energy flow. Australia is home to spectacular faunas of both.

Prof. Andersen is an internationally leading expert on the ecology and biogeography of ants. He is author of the books ‘The Ants of Southern Australia’ and ‘The Ants of Northern Australia’, as well as ‘Termites of Northern Australia’. He won the inaugural Charles Darwin Medal for Research and Innovation in the NT for his contributions to science and science leadership.


This talk will interest adults and younger audiences alike. It is recommended for ages 12+.


This event is proudly supported by Inspiring South Australia, in partnership with the South Australian Museum.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

South Australian Museum

North Terrace

Adelaide, SA 5000

Australia

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved