Alan Ritchie

M.S. Student
1634 Gortner Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

Research Interests: I am interested in plant-pollinator interactions, specifically how behavioral and morphological traits affect pollinator performance.

Project: Currently I am examining pollen limitation and its potential mechanisms in early restored prairies. Simultaneously, I'll be determining the most effective native bee pollinators of focal prairie plant species. I'm also interested in how the pollinator assemblages and degree of pollen limitation of focal plant species differ between restored and remnant prairies.


BS, Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, 2012, University of Texas at Austin


Ritchie, AD, Ruppel R, and Jha S. Generalist behavior describes pollen foraging for perceived oligolectic and polylectic bees. Environmental Entomology (2016): nvw032.

Alan Ritchie