Hurricane Harvey research is now underway!

Warm weather has returned to Houston and with it, the ants! For us entomologists, this means our field season has begun in earnest. With a new NSF funded RAPID grant, Tom Miller, Scott Solomon and myself are beginning our investigation of what Hurricane Harvey has done to the ant community in Big Thicket National Preserve (an area inundated with meters of water during the hurricane and subsequent flooding).

Are fire ants worse this spring because of Hurricane Harvey?