Waters Lab

Acorn ant nest x-ray microtomography

We used x-ray imaging and 3D visibility graph analysis to study the internal structure of acorn ant nests.

Strobing in Opisthopsis

Exploring the natural history and biomechanics of a fast moving australian ant

Posters from the lab

Gallery of our posters and #scicomm tips.

Rhode Island Bioblitz 2018

Point Judith, South Kingston, RI

Stratham Bioblitz 2018

How many species can you find?

Rhode Island Bioblitz 2017

Snake Den State Park

One-inch Ant Buttons

Just finished making our second series of one-inch buttons.

Ant, Wasp, or Fly?

Myrmecothea myrmecoides, a picture-winged fly, photographed in Providence, RI.

Swarm Simulation

R code for a dynamic swarm simulation and exporting frames to make an animation.

Rev. C. V. Reichart, O.P.

Fr. Reichart was Providence College’s greatest entomologist.

Trachymyrmex

Fungus tending ants in New England?

Allometry with R and ggplot2

A simple guide to plotting a metabolic allometry figure with example scaling data and R code. This web page was created based on using the blogdown and Hugo packages to publish an R Markdown document. Markdown is a simple formatting syntax for authoring HTML, PDF, and MS Word documents. For more details on using R Markdown see http://rmarkdown.rstudio.com. In the text below, you should be able to copy all of the code in the gray code chunks and paste it into a script file to replicate the results and figures in R on your own computer.