University of Vermont

Ant Camp 2012

Camp Leader: Dr. Sara Helms Cahan

Sara Dr. Helms Cahan is an Associate Professor in the Biology Department at the University of Vermont.   Dr. Helms Cahan has been at the University of Vermont for the last six years and teaches introductory biology as well as advanced courses in animal behavior.  Her research program is focused on the outcome and importance of interbreeding between different species of ants, with two graduate students and multiple undergraduates conducting independent research.  Her other interests include quilting, canning home-grown vegetables and raising a backyard flock of chickens.

Graduate Assistant: Heather Axen

HeatherHeather is a fifth-year graduate student studying the biogeography of invasive ant species in the fire ant genus Solenopsis.  She conducts her field work in a range of southwestern states, including Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.  In her spare time, Heather is an avid pole vaulter and enjoys kayaking and hiking.


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