Professor Alan Andersen
Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods
Charles Darwin University
Prof Andersen is a Professorial Fellow with the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods at Charles Darwin University. He was previously a Chief Research Scientist with CSIRO Land & Water, and Officer-in-Charge of CSIRO’s Tropical Ecosystems Research Centre in Darwin for 20 years, leading a team of ecologists, socio-ecologists, economists, students and support staff with a mission to deliver environmental, social and economic benefits to northern Australia. Prof Andersen’s primary research interests are in the global ecology of ant communities, where he integrates systematics, community ecology and historical and contemporary biogeography to gain a predictive understanding of ant diversity, productivity and functional composition in relation to environmental stress and disturbance.