Pollination Ecology – Global Change – Sustainability

Our research addresses basic questions about bee ecology, evolution and behavior.  It explores the intricacies of pollinator-floral interactions from animal and plant perspectives.  It seeks to understand the persistence of pollinator populations, pollinator and plant communities and pollination in the context of global change.

The solitary bee *Habropoda pallida* with the nest parasite *Meloe franciscanus triungulins* on the dorsum. These two species occur in the Mojave Desert.(© L. Saul-Gershenz, All rights reserved 2015)

The solitary bee Habropoda pallida with the nest parasite Meloe franciscanus triungulins on the dorsum. These two species occur in the Mojave Desert. (© L. Saul-Gershenz, All rights reserved 2015)