Walter R. Tschinkel

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Walter Tschinkel standing near a cast of a harvester ant nest

Walter R. Tschinkel is a Distinguished Research Professor of Biological Science at Florida State University. He is one of the leading entomologists and myrmecologists studying the behavior of ants and the structure of their colonies. In addition to his novel research Tschinkel has been an outstanding professor, gaining a reputation as a stern yet inspirational lecturer and mentor.

His book, The Fire Ants (Harvard University/Belknap Press 2006) was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2008.

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