Neal Williams – I am an evolutionary ecologist whose research ranges from basic bee and pollination biology to conservation biology and agricultural pollination. I am deeply interested in the interactions of flower visitors and the floral hosts which they often pollinate. I explore questions about pollinators, flowering plants and pollination from a variety of perspectives and at different scales from the foraging of individual bees, to the persistence of their populations, to the stability and dynamics of their communities in space and time. –more about my research
Katharina Ullmann- I am interested in understanding how species are able to persist in highly modified landscapes. Specifically, I study pollinators in intensified agricultural landscapes and the services they provide. I am also interested in pollinator habitat restoration. For more information about my previous experiences take a look at my CV. You can also look at the Pollinator Farm blog I manage.
Jennifer Van Wyk - I am broadly interested in floral evolution, pollinator community structure and global change. Currently I work in restored wet meadows in the Sierra Nevada – investigating temporal patterns of pollinator community assembly and functional restoration. My previous research has looked at butterfly constancy in a manipulated phenotypic array as well as single visit success and pollen load capacity of butterflies visiting Hymenoxys hoopesii.
Leslie Saul - My previous research documented cooperative aggressive chemical and visual mimicry in a blister beetle bee nest parasite. The larvae of Meloe franciscanus cooperate to mimic the sex pheromones of the solitary bee Habropoda pallida female to lure in males. The larvae then attach to the male bee and then transfer to female bees when the male attempts to copulate with the female bee. My research interests include the evolution of chemical mimicry systems and the selection pressures on sex pheromone communication system of bees. I am also interested in the pollination ecology and conservation biology of native bees. http://www.lsaul.com
Claire Brittain - My research explores the effect of local farm attributes and landscape on pollination. My expertise also extends to pesticide impacts on native bees. http://clairebrittain.wordpress.com/
Kimiora Ward -Kimiora, an expert in plant restoration ecology, is a key collaborator in and manager of projects surrounding habitat enhancement to bolster native pollinators.
Logan Rowe – I am working on projects that aim to boost the abundance and diversity of native pollinators in agricultural systems. My interests include examining the roles that native pollinators play in pollination systems and whether floral enhancements increase the populations of ground nesting bees within agricultural landscapes. I am also interested in more general questions related to pollen usage and foraging behavior in bees.
Alexi Haack (University of California, Davis 2013)
Sarah Bolm (University of California, Davis 2012)
Mira Parekh (University of California, Davis 2013)
Jessica Forrest Assistant Professor University of Ottawa
Jochen Fruend Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Guelph
Sandra Gillespie Postdoctoral Scholar, Simon Fraser University
Ryder Diaz (M.S.) 2012 http://www.ryderdiaz.com/
Emily McGlynn (B.A., Bryn Mawr College 2009) – Native bee benefits for agriculture in the Mid-atlantic
Kristen Jenkins (B.A.,Bryn Mawr College 2009) – Functional Compensation and biodiversity loss
Sarah Allard (B.A.,Haverford College 2009) – Functional Compensation and biodiversity loss
Cecily Moyer (B.A.,Haverford College 2009) – The role of floral morphology and reward in structuring pollinator plant networks
Rosemary Malfi (B.A.,Bryn Mawr College 2007) – The effect of urban development on Bombus communities in the Delaware Valley, PA
Daniela Miteva (B.A.,Bryn Mawr College 2007) – Pollinator communities and pollination in eastern old fields, Pollinator and pollen deposition webs in restored meadows
Amanda Rahi (B.A.,Bryn Mawr College 2007) – The contributions of specialist and generalist bees to reproductive success of desert mallow