Pulitzer Prize Winner

Bert Hoelldobler
Professor, School of Life Sciences

Bert Hoelldobler is Foundation Professor of Life Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the Arizona State University. He is a sociobiologist and an evolutionary biologist who studies the evolution of social organization in insects. He and his research team explore the behavioral mechanisms that underlie communication and division of labor systems in ant societies. He founded the Social Insect Research Group at ASU with Provost Emeritus Robert E. Page Jr. and the Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity.

He has authored more than 300 research publications and six books. His work “The Ants,” which he co-authored with E. O. Wilson, received the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction writing in 1991. He came to ASU from Cornell University, where he was the Andrew E. White Professor at Large. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.