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Renowned behavioral biologist to visit ASU

April 07, 2008

Internationally renowned behavioral biologist Rüdiger Wehner will speak about “Desert Ant Navigation: Mini Brains – Mega Tasks – Smart Solutions” at 3:30 p.m., April 10, in Life Sciences E-wing, room 104.

Wehner, an internationally renowned behavioral biologist, holds a professorship in neurobiology with the University of Zurich, where he is the director of the Institute of Zoology. His research examines insect behavior and associated underlying neural systems related to sophisticated navigational tasks, including the complex visual mechanisms underlying skylight (polarized light) navigation, path integration, and piloting by visual landmarks in ants, bees and crickets.

Wehner has written or co-written more than 95 publications since 1995, including publications in Science, Nature and the Journal of Experimental Biology.

The lecture is co-sponsored by ASU’s Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity and the School of Life Sciences.

For more information, contact Barb Hoffman at (480) 965- 2705 or visit the Web site