I teach several undergraduate courses in ecology and evolutionary biology. I also write about science for the general public and conduct research on the evolutionary origins of biological diversity. Most of my research uses ants as a model system, which are useful because they are widespread and abundant, and because ant species diversity can be an indicator of diversity in other groups. I have worked in tropical Central and South America, several Pacific islands, and in Texas.
Dept of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
6100 Main St, MS-170
Houston, TX 77005
Office: 135C Anderson Biology
Fax: (713) 348-5232
email: scott.solomon (at) rice.edu