Conserving Wild Bees and Pollination Services in Rural and Urban Landscapes

Dr. Rachel Mallinger is a pollinator ecologist focusing primarily on native wild bees.  She is interested in the basic biology of native wild bees, their response to anthropogenic disturbance, and their role in the pollination of bot crop and wild plants.  A major focus of her research program is to integrate approaches from landscape ecology and community ecology to better understand pollinator community dynamics and plant-pollinator interactions at multiple spatial scales.  She conducts research in a variety of ecosystems, including natural, agricultural and urban, with the overarching goal of informing pollinator conservation and improving pollination services.  For more infomation abotu Dr. Mallinger and her lab, visit: