I have studied carnivorous plants and spider ecology, but am now delving into arachnid taxonomy. I have studied the interactions between carnivorous plants and spiders, relationships between pitcher plants and invasive mosquitoes, and described new species of Central American harvestmen (daddy longlegs).
Milne, M. A. In press. The purple pitcher plant as a spider oviposition site. Southeastern Naturalist.
Milne, M. A. and D. A. Waller. In press. Does pitcher plant morphology affect spider residency? Northeastern Naturalist.
Townsend Jr., V. R., M. A. Milne, and D. N. Proud. 2011. Two new species of Manaosbiidae (Opiliones: Laniatores) from Panama, with comments on interspecific variation in penis morphology. Journal of Arachnology, 39(1): 92-101.
Townsend Jr., V. R. and M. A. Milne. 2010. A new species of Santinezia (Opiliones: Cranaidae) from Panama. Journal of Arachnology, 38(3): 460-465.
Milne, M. A., E. J. Ross, and D. E. Sonenshine. 2009. The attraction of Triatoma dimidiata and Rhodnius prolixus (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) to combinations of host cues tested at two distances. Journal of Medical Entomology, 46(5): 1062-1073.
Milne, M. A., V. R. Townsend Jr., P. A. Smelser, F. Smith, B. E. Felgenhauer, and M. K. Moore.2009. Larval aquatic and terrestrial mites infesting a temperate assemblage of mosquitoes. Experimental and Applied Acarology, 47(1): 19-33.
Milne, M. A., N. A. Grefe III, and D. A. Waller. 2008. Colonization and development of the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) in the purple pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea). American Midland Naturalist, 160: 110-116.