Principal Investigator: Dr. Jessica Forrest

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 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 and forests, effects of drought and urban heat on solitary bees, and the evolution of pollen defences.

The lab in October 2022, with pumpkins (left to right: Roisin, Cécile, Sébastien, Michelle, Tovah, Madhupreeta, Evelyn; absent: Alysha, Anissa, Lori, Lydia, Jessica, Oscar, Pareesa)

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