Dr Kirsti Abbott


Kirsti is an ant ecologist and science educator at University of New England in Armidale, NSW. After spending many years looking at tiny insects on tropical islands she now coordinates School of Ants Australia, and in 2015 is travelling around Australia with School of Ants and her family. To get her going on a good rant, ask her about the amount of time primary school kids get outside looking and learning about nature, or the general lack of enthusiasm for bugs these days…..


Wildlife Australia PDF Article on School of Ants


Insect Ecology Lab

Natural History Museum (W77)

University of New England

Armidale NSW 2031



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