Dr. Fisher is a modern-day explorer who treks through the last remote rainforests, deserts, and plains of Madagascar in search of ants. His research highlights insects as a useful tool to discover and preserve all plants and animals on this unique island. Along the way, he has discovered over 1000 new species including the jumping ants and Dracula ants. He has also started Insects and People to farm insects to feed Madagascar’s hungry children while sustaining wildlife. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles in scholarly journals including the recently published “Ants of Africa and Madagascar,” with Barry Bolton. He has appeared in a number of BBC, Discovery Channel, and National Geographic films and has been profiled in Newsweek and Discover magazine. When not working in the field, Dr. Fisher lives with the banana slugs in a treehouse in Marin County.
Dr. Fisher is currently Chairman of Entomology at the California Academy of Sciences and adjunct professor of biology at both the University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco State University.