Summer Research 2015 – University of Oklahoma Biological Station and Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

Fire Ants

Check out my research on ants, size, and stable isotopes (CLICK ME)!

Besides working on understanding how size affects an ant’s stable isotope signature, I have also been collecting, identifying, and creating species lists of ants at the University of Oklahoma Biological Station and the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. So far we have found new records at the species, genus, and subfamily level for the state of Oklahoma. While historically ignored by myrmecologists, Oklahoma is a conglomeration of different habitat types across a precipitation gradient that creates ample opportunities to collect both temperate and subtropical species. Keep checking back for news about our findings!