Bert Hölldobler - Biography#


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Bert Hölldobler is Foundation Professor of Life Sciences at the Arizona State University. Before joining ASU he was the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. (1973-1990), and he held the Chair of Behavioral Physiology and Sociobiology at the University of Wuerzburg, Germany. In 2002 he was appointed Andrew D. White Professor at Large at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

He is a member of several national and international academies, among them the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences (USA).

He is the author of several books. For his book, "The Ants," which he co-authored with E.O.Wilson, he received the Pulitzer Prize (1991) for non-fiction writing. The book, "Journey to the Ants," also co-authored with E.O. Wilson, was awarded the Phi Beta Kappa Prize. At ASU, Bert Hölldobler is a member of the new Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, and he plays a key role in organizing the new social insect research group at the School of Life Sciences.

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