Stanford University

For Support Of Research On How Ant Colonies Are Organized Collectively To Deal With Water Stress

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    49 Months
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The Gordon Lab in Stanford University’s Department of Biology uses ant colonies to "investigate systems that operate without central control, and explore analogies with other systems, such as the internet, the immune system, and the brain." This grant would support a project to investigate how ant colonies are organized collectively to deal with water stress. The project will compare collective responses to water stress in the Arizona desert and in the tropics of Costa Rica. Findings are anticipated to have implications for multiple domains beyond ant colonies.
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