Bethanne Bruninga-Socolar

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Research interests: I study plant-pollinator community ecology in restored habitats and the effects of variation in bee foraging behavior on plant pollination.

Projects: In the Cariveau lab, my projects focus on improving the effectiveness of and lowering the cost of restoring tallgrass prairie habitat for pollinators. I work at both the landscape scale and the small scale of experimental plots to determine how landscape context and diversity and density of prairie wildflower plantings affect plant establishment success and bee diversity.

Website: https://bbruningasocolar.wordpress.com/

Education:

PhD, Ecology & Evolution, 2018, Rutgers University

B.A. Biology, 2010, Swarthmore College

Bethanne Bruninga-Socolar