U of U Campus Ant Survey

The big goal of the University of Utah's campus ant survey is to document the distribution of ant species that occur on our campus. With this data, we can better understand which environmental conditions different ants succeed in. In addition, ants make excellent bioindicators. This means that the diversity of ants on campus can help give insight into the enigmatic question of how healthy of an ecosystem our campus is to native flora and fauna. We are funded by SCIF, a program that helps make the University of Utah a more sustainable place by funding student projects.