Research Interests: I am interested in pollination ecology, specifically how community context and floral traits influence pollinator mediated interactions among plants.
Projects: My first project examines the influence of landscape context on pollen limitation in experimental populations of an annual, buzz-pollinated legume, Chamaecrista fasciculata. My second project tests the efficacy of DNA metabarcoding and qPCR in identifying and quantifying species composition in native bee pollen loads. My third project explores the effects of fire on flowering phenology, pollination, and reproduction in a perennial, fire-adapted legume, Dalea purpurea.
B.S. Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, 2012, University of Texas at Austin
M.S. Entomology, 2019, University of Minnesota Twin Cities