Photos by YM Zhang, VR Seagal

Welcome to the Lucky Lab!

We focus on ant systematics, phylogenomics, invasion ecology, science education, and public participation in science. Much of the work we do builds on specimen collections and taxonomic foundations to ask ecological and evolutionary questions. These days, we are especially interested in the causes and consequences of ant invasions.

Andrea Lucky

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Our research

Our research addresses fundamental questions about insect biodiversity and evolution, often with a focus on invasive species.

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PhD Position Available!

Join our team and work on the widespread ant genus Nylanderia. New species descriptions, phylogeny, morphology, and more!

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