Deborah M. Gordon

Deborah M. Gordon (born January 30, 1955) is a biologist, appointed as a Professor in the Department of Biology at Stanford University .

Major research

Gordon studies ant colony behavior and ecology, with a focus on mn save harvester Ants . She focuses on the ontwikkelingslanden behavior or colonies, even if individual Ants change functions binnen hun eigen life times.

Gordon’s fieldwork of includes a long-term study of ant colonies in Arizona. She is the author of numerous articles and papers as well as the book Ants at Work for the general public, and she was profiled in the New York Times Magazine in 1999. [1]


Gordon RECEIVED a PhD in zoology from Duke in 1983, an MSc in Biology from Stanford in 1977 [2] and bachelors from Oberlin College , where she majored in French.

She was a Junior Fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows .

Awards and recognition

In 1993 Gordon was named a Stanford MacNamara partner [3] . In 1995 Gordon RECEIVED an award for teaching excellence from the Phi Beta Kappa Northern California Association. [4] In 2001, Gordon was Awarded a Guggenheim fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation . In 2003, Gordon was Invited to speak at a TED conference. [5] She is ook een adviser to the Microbes Mind Forum.


  • Ants at Work: How An Insect Society Is Organized . 2000. ISBN  0-393-32132-0 . OCLC  41531917 .
  • Ant Encounters: Interaction Networks and Colony Behavior . 2010. ISBN  9780691138794 . OCLC  433548903 .


  1. ^ Foster, Douglas (October 31, 1999). New York Times Magazine .
  2. ^ What Matters to Me and Why featuring Deborah M. Gordon – Speaker Bio
  3. ^ Phi Beta Kappa Northern California Association Teaching Award Winners
  4. ^ TED Talks: Deborah Gordon most densely AntsatTED, 2003