Principal Investigator: Dr. Jessica Forrest
We study the evolutionary ecology of plant–pollinator interactions. Our research explores how pollinators and animal-pollinated plants are coping in a world that is getting hotter and more densely populated by humans. We are also interested in some basic aspects of bee biology and pollination ecology (click here to learn more). Current student projects deal with wild bees in agricultural landscapes, effects of drought on solitary bees, the evolution of pollen defences, and the pollination ecology of spring ephemerals.