Research is an adult response to child-like wonder ~ Nicholas Frank
Welcome to my website! My students and I study plant-pollinator interactions, with a focus on bees. We work with the community to conserve pollinators and promote public understanding of science. I collaborate with my students in their learning, inspiring them to think analytically about the world's wonders.
Research in my lab centers on the ecology and evolution of species interactions and responses to environmental change. Recent projects include (1) impacts of conservation strategies on urban pollination networks in collaboration with citizen scientists using non-traditional methods, (2) the effects of climate variation on plant-pollinator community dynamics, and (3) trait evolution in response to novel environmental conditions.
Laurance L. Browning, Jr. Chair Associate Professor
Biological Science Department
Webster University, ISB 305
St. Louis, MO 63119
Phone: (314) 246-7658
Twitter: @NMStruttmann (*tweets my own)
The altitudinal variation and history of pollination research in the Rocky Mountains makes it an ideal system for exploring changes in plant-pollinator interactions with recent climate change.