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Lab Members

Neal Williams – PI
Pollination biology, bee ecology evolution and behavior, agroecology
CV, Email

Postdoctoral Researchers

Charlie Nicholson
Biodiversity, community ecology, landscape ecology, conservation science, global change
Jeremy Hemberger
Bumble bees, agroecology, foraging behavior, colony development, global change
Website, Email
Uta Müller
Bee diversity and declines, conservation, pollinator health, plant-pollinator interactions 
Website, Email


Graduate Students

Ross Brennan
Conservation, biodiversity, functional traits, interaction turnover
Clara Stuligross
Bee ecology, agroecology, environmental stressors, pesticides, nutrition
Maureen Page
Agriculture, conservation, pollination, networks
Nick Rosenberger
Pollination biology, global change, community ecology, plant mating systems

Undergraduate Researchers

Gigi Melone (Research Scholars in Insect Biology, 2021)
Li Wang (Evolution Ecology & Biodiversity, 2021)
Serra Perry (Environmental Science & Management, 2021)

Past Members

Lab Manager

Kimiora Ward, Restoration Program Coordinator, Institute for Applied Ecology; https://appliedeco.org/kimiora-ward/

Postdoctoral Scholars

Claire Brittainhttp://clairebrittain.wordpress.com/
Jessica Forrest, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa
Jochen Fruend, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Freiburg
Sandra Gillespie, Assistant Professor, University of the Fraser Valley
Tina Harrison, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Louisiana
Ola Lundin, Postdoctoral Scholar, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala
Rosemary Malfi
, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Massachusetts Amherst Rosemary's website
Charlie Nicholson, Postdoctoral Scholar, Lund University
Maj Rundlof
, Researcher, Lund University

Graduate Students

John Mola, (PhD) 2019, Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow, US Geological Survey. John's website
Jennifer VanWyk
, (PhD) 2018, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Leslie Saul-Gershenz, (PhD) 2017, Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Davis
Rei Scampavia, (PhD) 2017, Consulting in the San Francisco Bay Area. Rei's website
Katharina Ullmann, (PhD) 2014, Director of UC Davis Student Farm
Ryder Diaz, (MS) 2012, http://www.ryderdiaz.com/
Felix Klaus, (Fulbright Scholar) 2014, Current PhD student in Teja Tschartnke’s group at Georg-August-University Göttingen
Arvid Lindh, (MS supervised through Lund University) 2017, Current PhD student at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Junior Specialists and Lab Assistants

Grace Milburn, Lab Technician, Danforth Plant Science Center
Kitty Bolte
, Xerces Society Pollinator Habitat Specialist
Kate Borchardt, pursuing PhD at Iowa State University
Anna Britzmann, US Forest Service Technician
Andrew Buderi, pursuing PhD at University of Louisiana Lafayette
Staci Cibotti, pursuing PhD at Penn State University
Mike Epperly, US Forest Service Consulting Utility Forester
Colin Fagan,
Nate Pope, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Entomology at Penn State University
Logan Rowe, Conservation Associate, Michigan Natural Features Inventory
Heather Spaulding, Field Safety Professional, UC Davis Environmental Health & Safety


Gigi Melone (University of California, Davis 2020)
Kate Borchardt
 (University of California, Davis 2018)
Beth Beyer (University of California, Davis 2017)
Jessica Drost (University of California, Davis 2017)
Sonja Glasser (University of California, Davis 2015)
Mira Parekh (University of California, Davis 2013)
Alexi Haack (University of California, Davis 2013)
Sarah Bolm (University of California, Davis 2012)
Emily McGlynn (Bryn Mawr College 2009) – Native bee benefits for agriculture in the Mid-Atlantic
Kristen Jenkins (Bryn Mawr College 2009) – Functional Compensation and biodiversity loss
Sarah Allard (Haverford College 2009) – Functional Compensation and biodiversity loss
Cecily Moyer (Haverford College 2009) – The role of floral morphology and reward in structuring pollinator plant networks
Rosemary Malfi (Bryn Mawr College 2007) – The effect of urban development on Bombus communities in the Delaware Valley, PA
Daniela Miteva (Bryn Mawr College 2007) – Pollinator communities and pollination in eastern old fields, Pollinator and pollen deposition webs in restored meadows
Amanda Rahi (Bryn Mawr College 2007) – The contributions of specialist and generalist bees to reproductive success of desert mallow