PhD Projects

Cross-pollinating insect and community resilience in urban environments is a project exploring how native bees connect urban agricultural and native bushland environments with members of the public. Specifically, I am studying connectivity and resilience of urban plant-pollinator systems in Sydney's community gardens and bushland using a network approach. This project involves citizen science and invites members of the public to join in workshops and participatory research.

Let’s BEE Scientists is a project where together with high school students, we co-designed an experiment using artificial flowers to test wild pollinator preferences in the Blue Mountains, NSW. This citizen science project brought together high schoolers, primary schoolers and their families to understand more about our local pollinators and the scientific process by BEE-ing the scientists ourselves.

You can find me in the Invertebrate Behaviour and Ecology Lab in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney.

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