Found any good ant books lately?
Coming out in November (2012) is a new ant book from Yale University Press: A Field Guide to the Ants of New England by Aaron M. Ellison, Nicholas J. Gotelli Ph.D., Elizabeth J. Farnsworth, and Gary D. Alpert Ph.D.
The first author, Aaron M. Ellison, is senior research fellow in ecology at Harvard University’s Harvard Forest and also an adjunct research professor of biology and environmental conservation at the University of Massachusetts.
Ellison talks about the “warm ants” project in this video. He also briefly discusses the importance of ants.
If you’d like to learn more, Yale Press has a summary of the book and Harvard Forest has an information page.
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Yale University Press (November 1, 2012)
Coming out in paperback this month is Rick P Overson’s May 2011 Arizona State University thesis, Causes and Consequences of Queen-Number Variation in the California Harvester Ant Pogonomyrmex californicus.
Paperback: 118 pages
Publisher: ProQuest, UMI Dissertation Publishing (July 17, 2012)
(Note: if you would like a free .pdf copy, google the title for a link).
Wild Bees, Wasps and Ants and Other Stinging Insects by Edward Saunders is an older book that is now available for free on Kindle. It is also available in a variety of formats at Gutenberg.
Do you know of any new ant books coming out or have you found any good older books? I’d love to hear about them.