Alan Andersen
Charles Darwin University

Alan Andersen photoProfessor Alan Andersen, University Professorial Fellow

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What are your research interests as they relate to northern Australia?

My primary research interests relate to the biogeography and global ecology of ants. However, I have broad interests in savanna ecology and conservation biology.

What do you love about working in northern Australia?

I love the fact that northern Australia is such an ecological frontier, with so much to discover. The spectacular landscapes are also something special. I have many favourite places in northern Australia, mostly relating to how interesting their ant faunas are! The Top End and northern Kimberley are particularly special. I am sure that Cape York Peninsula would also be a favourite place if I spent more time there.

My Projects

Current projectCompleted project
NESP, 2015-2021NERP, 2012-2015TRaCK, 2005-present