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Lab Members

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

Postdoctoral Researchers

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 
Vivian Wauters
Developing best management practices for cover crop systems in Almond

Graduate Students

Clara Stuligross
Bee ecology, agroecology, environmental stressors, pesticides, nutrition
Elizabeth Reyes-Gallegos
Landscape ecology, pollinator conservation, sustainable agriculture
Nick Rosenberger
Pollination biology, global change, community ecology, plant mating systems

Visiting Researchers

Aleksandra Splitt (The National Institute of Horticultural Research & Institute of Nature Conservation, Polish Academy of Sciences)
Behavioral ecology, urbanization, solitary bees, mason bees, Osmia spp.
Email, Website, CV
Sarah Caso (Environmental Science, UC Berkeley 2023)



Past Members

Lab Manager

Kimiora Ward, Plant Ecology Program Manager, NPS Yosemite

Postdoctoral Scholars

Claire Brittainhttp://clairebrittain.wordpress.com/
Jessica Forrest, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa
Jochen Frund, Researcher/Lecturer, University of Freiburg
Sandra Gillespie, Assistant Professor, University of the Fraser Valley
Tina Harrison, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Louisiana
Ola Lundin, Researcher, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala
Rosemary Malfi
, Pollinator Network Coordinator, Northeast Organic Farming Association of Massachusetts
Maj Rundlof, Researcher, Lund University
Charlie Nicholson, Postdoctoral Scholar, Lund University

Graduate Students

Maureen Page, (PhD) 2022, Postdoctoral Scholar, Cornell University. Maureen’s website
Ross Brennan
, (PhD) 2022, Director, UC Davis Quail Ridge Reserve
John Mola
, (PhD) 2019, Assistant Professor, Colorado State University. John’s website
Jennifer VanWyk
, (PhD) 2018, Visiting Lecturer, Mount Holyoke College
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
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 Britzman, US Forest Service Botany 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, Sacramento Tree Foundation
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


Serra Perry (2021)
Li Wang (2021) Imperial College, UK
Gigi Melone (2020) University of Wisconsin
Anna Britzmann (2019) USFS Oregon
Kate Borchardt (2018) Iowa State University
Beth Beyer (2017) CDFW
Jessica Drost (2017)
Sonja Glasser (2015) UMass Amherst
Mira Parekh (2013)
Alexi Haack (2013)
Sarah Bolm (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