My research evaluates pollinator responses to stressors induced by global change. I study the interactive effects of diet and exposure to neonicotinoid pesticides on bumble bee physiology, foraging behavior, survival, and colony population dynamics. I study bees and plants in natural and artificial environments. I am currently a USDA-funded postdoctoral scholar in Dr. Annie Leonard’s research group at the University of Nevada, Reno. Other work examines the population and community ecology of plant-pollinator mutualisms. This work focuses on the effects of plasticity in pollinator foraging behavior on reproductive success in plants and on competition dynamics within and between bumble bee species. I completed my PhD in Dr. Judie Bronstein’s research group at the University of Arizona.
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