Skip to navigation Skip to content

Dispelling the myths: a new look at wood ants

Important information for event attendees and external visitors

coronavirus (COVID-19)In light of the ongoing government restrictions and advice to mitigate risk of COVID-19 transmission, our events have been rescheduled or moved to online delivery.

Our sites remain on a restricted access condition, and only staff who are doing essential site-specific work or tasks are on site. All other colleagues continue to work from home for the time being.

We have excellent and free to use video conference and conference call systems and are happy to make these facilities available to help you engage with us. Meetings are taking place via video conference with participants joining individually from their own locations; check with the relevant member of staff for advice.

As the situation continues to evolve, please check the UK Government and NHS websites for the latest advice and updates. If you have any questions or concerns, please email

12 January 2016, 4pm
at the James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen
for scientists, researchers and other interested parties
F. aquilonia colony (c) James Hutton Institute

Dr Jenni Stockan from the Environmental and Biochemical Sciences Group, James Hutton Institute, will deliver this Aberdeen Entomological Club seminar entitled “Dispelling the myths: a new look at wood ants”. It will be held at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen (and screened to the Institute’s Dundee site).

Wood ants are integral components of the ecosystems they inhabit, playing key roles in nutrient cycling, predator-prey dynamics, seed dispersal, habitat provision and modification, and plant and tree growth. This talk will discuss the ecology and conservation of these fascinating insects, dispelling myths and revealing new insights into their behaviour, social organisation and relationships with other organisms. Drawing on more than one hundred years of research from across the northern hemisphere, Dr Stockan will present some of the surprising observations, results and conclusions from her forthcoming book ‘Wood Ant Ecology and Conservation’.

The talk starts at 4pm with light refreshments available from 3.30pm.

For further information, please contact Dr Jenni Stockan, Environmental and Biochemical Sciences, James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, AB15 8QH, UK. Office: +44 (0)1224 395 239.

Share our content

Share this

Printed from /events/dispelling-myths-new-look-wood-ants on 23/04/21 09:18:11 AM

The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.