Research projects
Lab members

Sean O'Donnell, Professor - Drexel University


Video: Drexel-produced shortie on my lab's test of the "social brain hypothesis" in insects

Natural history television work

On-camera appearances:


Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan, BBC America series, Tiputini Biodiversity Station, Ecuador, November- December 2011

Video: Wild Things season 1 ep. 6 Ecuador- army ants


Patrick Stewart's Animal Superpowers, Windfall Films/National Geographic television special: Yasuni, Ecuador, July 2011

Video: Animal Superpowers army ants


City of Ants/Antzilla, National Geographic Television special: La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica, spring 2010

Video: National Geographic City of Ants (aka Antzilla); my part (army ants and leaf-cutters) starts at 19:30 


Consulting in the field:

The Hunt, BBC/Silverback Films series, Tiputini Station- Yasuni region, Ecuador, September 2014

Video: Spectacular (!) army ant video from BBC series "The Hunt"

Great Migrations, National Geographic series: Monteverde and Sta. Rosa, Costa Rica, March and November 2008

Video: Army ant segment from National Geographic "Great Migrations"


Home-based consulting:

BBC/Silverback Films special on predators (The Hunt), January 2013-August 2014

Atlantic Productions Ltd., IMAX film on the biology of powered flight, August 2013

BBC channel 1 special Swarm Chasers, hosted by George McGavin, 2012

Cream Productions (Toronto), September-November 2011

Windfall Films, London, England, June 2011

Discovery Channel, February 2010

National Geographic television, fall 2007