We study the evolutionary ecology of plantpollinator interactions. Our research explores how pollinators and animal-pollinated plants are coping in a world that is getting hotter, more climatically variable, and more densely populated by humans. This includes studying the potential for adaptive evolutionary change in life-history traits such as phenology. We are also interested in some basic aspects of bee biology and pollination ecology (click here to learn more). Current student projects deal with floral evolution, effects of climate extremes on bees, and interactions between bees and their nest parasites.

vernal pool flowers exiting nestnev on Mertensia   

Rosy Point morning

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