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.