The Andrea Lucky Lab
I am an evolutionary biologist and biodiversity scientist with a focus on insects, and my training is specifically in the evolution of ants. The tools I use range from insect morphology to molecular genetics to phylogenetic statistics to remote sensing. These tools allow me to answer questions about the relationships among different species of ants and the timing of diversification that have led to the distribution patterns we see today.In addition to my research interests, a major goal of my work is to make science accessible and available to the general public, particularly to make the process of ‘doing’ science accessible to non-scientists.
The Lucky Lab is now accepting PhD applicants! If you are a motivated, independent student with research experience and are interested in pursuing a PhD in entomology with a focus on ants, systematics, population genetics biodiversity or citizen science, send an email to alucky(at)ufl.edu with your CV and a statement of interest. Looking forward to hearing from you!