Brian L Fisher

Evolutionary Biology, Systematics (Taxonomy), Entomology



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  • Jun 2014
    National Geographic. Ants of Mozambique and the Southwest Indian Ocean: assessing diversity and biogeographic linkages across the Mozambique Channel
  • Sep 2011
    NSF Systematic Biology DEB 1120867 Collaborative Research: Phylogeography in Madagascar - Using ants to test hypotheses of biotic diversification in a model continent (with lead PI Brice Noonan)
  • Aug 2010
    Moore Foundation, Integrating semantic markup of taxonomic and systematic biology elements in the PLoS Biodiversity and Systematic Hub


My research focuses on leveraging new technologies and tools to discover, document, and understand the diversity on earth and ensure these results are available and used immediately for conservation action.

I created the annual Ant Course in 2001 (14 courses in 8 countries, 402 students from 53 countries), in 2002 (world's largest online database on ants), and the Madagascar Biodiversity Center in 2004 (Museum in Antananarivo dedicated to biodiversity, conservation and education).

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