Deborah M. Gordon
Deborah M. Gordon
|Born||December 30, 1955|
|Alma mater||Oberlin College|
|Known for||Red harvester ant colony behavior|
University of Oxford
Imperial College London
Deborah M. Gordon (born December 30, 1955) is a biologist, appointed as a professor in the Department of Biology at Stanford University.
Gordon studies ant colony behavior and ecology, with a particular focus on red harvester ants. She focuses on the developing behavior of colonies, even as individual ants change functions within their own lifetimes.
Gordon's fieldwork includes a long-term study of ant colonies in Arizona. She is the author of numerous articles and papers as well as the book Ants at Work for the general public, and she was profiled in The New York Times Magazine in 1999.
She was a junior fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows.
Awards and recognition
In 1993 Gordon was named a Stanford MacNamara Fellow. In 1995 Gordon received an award for teaching excellence from the Phi Beta Kappa Northern California Association. In 2001 Gordon was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. In 2003, Gordon was invited to speak at a TED conference. She is also an adviser to the Microbes Mind Forum.
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- Ants at Work: How An Insect Society Is Organized. 2000. ISBN 0-393-32132-0. OCLC 41531917.
- Ant Encounters: Interaction Networks and Colony Behavior. 2010. ISBN 9780691138794. OCLC 433548903.
- Foster, Douglas (October 31, 1999). New York Times Magazine.
- Cima, Rosie (3 February 2015). "The Independent Discovery of TCP/IP, By Ants". Pricenomics.
- Gordon, Deborah (6 July 2013). "What Do Ants Know That We Don't?". Wired.
- Phi Beta Kappa Northern California association Teaching Award Winners
- TED Talks: Deborah Gordon digs ants at TED, 2003