photo of Mark MoffettIn this presentation for Hot Science – Cool Talks, a lecture series at UT Austin, Dr. Mark Moffett, author of Adventures among Ants, describes his adventures around the world with marauder ants, army ants, weaver ants, slavery ants, leafcutter ants, and invasive ants, combining lively storytelling with detailed science about the parallels between ant societies and human bodies. Watch the webcast now.

Moffett also appeared on the Dallas news program “Good Morning Texas,” where he talked about his travels with National Geographic, why he’d rather study spiders than pandas, and his mission as a photojournalist to “make people fall in love with what they don’t expect.”