Miles Maxcer (PhD student)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Personal websites: www.milesmaxcer.com, www.theantnetwork.com | Follow: @MilesMaxcer
I study the little things that run the world! As an ecologist, science communicator, and public policy optimist, I aim to uncover strategies and solutions to tackle the scientific challenges that define our time — particularly, the erosion of trust in institutions, climate change, and biodiversity loss.
For my PhD in the Lucky Lab, I am beginning to investigate the ecology of non-native twig ants (Pseudomyrmex spp.) in Florida and beyond, while incorporating science communication and education into my work. I also lead an organization that is dedicated to showcasing the hidden world of ants through online media and public exhibits, as well as fostering collaboration between hobbyists and scientists.