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Mutualism: lessons from ants and aphids

Aniek Ivens discusses the fun of studying ants that farm aphids inside their nests and how hey can help us solve one of the biggest mysteries in biology - the evolution of mutualism. 

This interview was part of the training curriculum offered by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, Stony Brook, NY. 

Januari 2016

A mutualistic network of ants, aphids, mealybugs and their microbiomes

Thanks to the fantastic efforts of the Evolution 2016 organisation, many of the presentations held can be found on youtube and watched at leisure. Mine is one of them, enjoy! 

Evolution Meeting, June 2016

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Samenwerking in de natuur

Aniek Ivens praat ons bij over hoe de natuur met elkaar samenwerkt zoals mieren met luizen.

NPO ScienceFlash, June 2009

Ants & Aphids: Best Friends Forever

Januari 2016

Aniek Ivens explains her research on ants that keep underground farms of aphids. Such cooperation between different animals is called mutualism. Studying ants and aphids can help us solve how mutualism can evolve and persist.

This presentation was part of the training curriculum offered by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, Stony Brook, NY

Field impressions from the Millbrook forest: Lasius ants tendings aphids

 Aniek participates in Ralf Jean-Pierre's improv webseries #NoSuggestion.

New York City, July 2018

LISTEN

Focus NPO Radio1 - on ants and cooperation - 17 July 2020
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Met het Oog Op Morgen (NOS Nederland 1) - on Red Fire Ants - 29 July 2017
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Met het Oog Op Morgen (NOS Nederland 1) - On farming ants - 28 November 2016
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Startpunt (Streekomroep Start) on sustainable food chains: solutions - 17 December 2012
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Startpunt (Streekomroep Start) on sustainable food chains: challenges - 7 October 2012
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ANTS, APHIDS & ANIEK

*NEW* The art of science: How ‘Academic Improv’ can be an essential tool for scientific communication. BCN Newsletter. June 2020.

Hebben evolutiebiologen en theologen elkaar iets te vertellen?. Bionieuws. Sep 2018

Improv for Science Communication with Aniek Ivens. Sociobiology Blog. June 2017

Say 'yes, and' to communication. Science Careers. June 2017

NYC postdoc profile for International Women's Day. NYC Postdoc Coalition. March 2017

De mierenjacht van Aniek Ivens. UK Magazine. June 2014

Veel opofferen voor de wetenschap. Dagblad van het Noorden. April 2014

Microbes buy low and sell high. Phys.org. Jan 2014

Micro-organismen kunnen evolueren tot slimme handelaren. Nature Today. Jan 2014

Op de wereld om elkaar te helpen. VPRO gids. Oct 2013

Dierenvrienden - Hoe zeer verschillende beesten elkaar het leven makkelijk maken. Quest. Mar 2013

De wetenschap neemt de boerderij van de mier onder de loep. Scientias. Nov 2012

De weidemier boert goed. Willy van Strien. Nov 2012

Ants farm root aphid clones in subterranean rooms. Phys.org. July 2012 

Een boerende mier op Schier. Bionieuws. July 2011

DE NATIONALE DENKTANK 2012

De VersPers wrote six-piece series on the DenkTank and its findings. Nov. 2012

De knapste koppen. NRC next. Nov 2012

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