About my research

My research is centered in community ecology and motivated by my intellectual fascination with the natural world and concern for its future. In particular, I am interested in the effects of global environmental change factors (e.g., biological invasion, climate change) on species interactions, especially interactions between plants and pollinators. These interactions are not trivial to human welfare: one of every three bites of food eaten by humans results from an animal-mediated pollination event, and between 60-90% of plants on Earth require animal pollination to reproduce. Yet, the impacts of global change on plant-pollinator interactions are already strong. Thus, my research on plant-pollinator interactions in a warming world is relevant to both ecological theory and management. I use field experiments, observational studies, statistical models, and citizen science in my research.

 

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