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Ant Course 2015 Apply Now

The moment you've all been waiting for... behold, ANT COURSE 2015!!

These seats are limited and go like hot cakes so apply now.

ANT COURSE 2015 August 6-16, Southwestern Research Station (SWRS), Portal, AZ, USA More info: https://www.calacademy.org/scientists/ant-course

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: April 1, 2015. Apply Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Z5Fu8DHxqW5EGFkiLbxi4mHWpnc2Tn0vzmN5ctvXj1g/viewform?c=0&w=1

ANT COURSE will be taught at the Southwestern Research Station (SWRS) in Portal Arizona (https://research.amnh.org/swrs/). The Station is centered amid the richest ant fauna in North America.

PARTICIPANT ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA. - ANT COURSE is open to all interested individuals. Priority will be given to those students for whom the course will have a significant impact on their research with ants. An entomological background is not required. We aim to include students with a diverse interest in biology, including ant systematics, ecology, behavioral biology, genetics, and conservation. The high instructor to student ratio will allow students to receive individual attention. ANT COURSE is presented in English and limited to 30 participants.

COSTS. - Tuition for the 10-day COURSE is $475 for current students and $675 for non-students (including postdocs). In addition, the Southwestern Research Station (SWRS) fee for this period, covering dormitory room and board, is $670. Transportation costs between home and Tucson (air) or SWRS (auto) are to be borne by all participants.

SPONSORS. -California Academy of Sciences and Museum of Comparative Zoology.

2015 INSTRUCTORS: Brian Fisher (Coordinator), California Academy of Sciences; Stefan Cover, Museum of Comparative Zoology; Flavia Esteves, California Academy of Sciences; Bob Johnson, Arizona State University, Tempe; Josh King, University of Central Florida; John LaPolla, Towson University; Jack Longino, University of Utah; Corrie Moreau, Field Museum of Natural History; Scott Powell, George Washington University; Andrew Suarez, University of Illinois; James Trager, Shaw Nature Reserve; Walter Tschinkel Florida State University Tallahassee; Phil Ward, University of California Davis; Special Guests: Raymond Mendez, Howard Topoff.