Karl Miller is a research scientist for the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and associate professor in the University of Florida’s Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation. During the past year, Karl received the Excellence in Science Award from the FWC and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Regional Director’s Honor Award for his leadership in captive breeding and reintroduction of the endangered Florida grasshopper sparrow. Karl is completing his final year as managing editor for the Southeastern Naturalist, a regional science journal, and is currently working on his first book of poetry. He and his wife, Laura, reside in north central Florida but spend as much time as they can each year in Down East Maine.