Jane Ogilive, PhD, postdoc & project manager (Chicago Botanic Garden & Rocky Mountain Biological Lab). Jane is currently working on projects related to the consequences of pollinator declines for plant populations, the ecology of bumble bee queens, and phenological responses to climate change in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
Justin Bain, PhD candidate (NSF Graduate Research Fellow; Northwestern University, Chicago Botanic Garden, & Rocky Mountain Biological Lab). Justin is studying the various factors that contribute to the diet breadth of bees and the structure of plant-pollinator interactions in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
Amelia Litz, PhD student (co-advised with Amy Iler; Northwestern University and Chicago Botanic Garden). Amelia's research aims to characterize the nesting habitat of solitary, ground-nesting bees in wild ecosystems. By addressing this key gap in our knowledge of these important pollinators, broader ecological questions such as, how ground-nesting species will respond to changes in land use and the climate, can be investigated.