Alan Ritchie

MSc 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: I am examining how landscape composition and floral density affect pollen limitation in early restored prairies. I'm interested in how these factors influence the quantity and quality of pollinator visits, and the restoration of plant communities.

Education: B.S. Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Texas at Austin, 2012

Publications:

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

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.

 

Education: B.S. Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Texas at Austin, 2012

Publications:

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

Alan Ritchie