Member since: October 30, 2011
I am a biodiversity scientist who tracks ants to understand how and when different species came to live where we find them today. I study ants in their natural habitats, as well as in places where they have been introduced by humans to document patterns of diversity and distribution. I also use tools such as genetic data and satellite images of the Earth’s surface to better understand what shapes ants’ geographic ranges. A major goal of my work is to make science accessible and available to the general public, particularly to make the process of ‘doing real science’ accessible to non-specialists, including elementary and high-school students.