Aims and goals of ANeT


ANeT (International Network for the Study of Asian Ants) was founded in 1999 for the promotion and communication of all kinds myrmecological of research in Asia, ranging from the fields of ecology, taxonomy, systematics, phylogeny, morphology to social behavior and many more.

The aim of ANeT goal is connect research on Asian ants all over the world by offering a platform for communication and exchange. A further goal of ANeT is to support the next generation of myrmecologists in Asia and to connect them to those already being in business.

Therefore the primary mean of ANeT is the organization of an international conference which currently will be held in every other year at various locations around Asia.

Since 2007 the peer reviewed, open access journal Asian Myrmecology, is published by the Universiti Malaysia Sabah, on behalf of ANeT. Asian Myrmecology has an increasingly rising impact factor and an on-line-first publication policy that enables speedy publication. The subjects of the papers published in Asian Myrmecology reflect the whole topical diversity of ANeT.


Locations of previous ANeT conferences 1999 1st ANet Conference, Kasetsart University, Thailand 2000 2nd ANet Conference, UMS, Kota Kinabalu 2001 3rd ANet Conference, Hanoi, Vietnam 2003 4th ANet Conference, Kasetsart University, Thailand 2005 5th ANet Conference, University Malaya 2007 6th ANet Conference, Punjabi University, India 2009 7th ANet Conference, Cibodas, Indonesia 2011 8th ANet Conference, Songkla University, Thailand 2013 9th ANet Conference, UMS, Kota Kinabalu 2015 7th ANet Conference, Sri Lanka


Please click on the map to get some photografic impressions of the respective conferences!