PhD Student - Steffan Lab
545 Russell Labs
1630 Linden Dr
Madison WI 53706
PhD Entomology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Current
M.S. Entomology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2021
B.S. Entomology, Cornell University, 2016
I am broadly fascinated by all aspects of bee biology, but maintain a strong interest in community, molecular, and microbial ecology of native bees. My masters research in the Guédot lab examined how supplemental wildflower plantings in cranberry marshes impact the abundance and diversity of wild bees in both high and low woodland landscapes, and the relationship between these community metrics and cranberry yield.
Cooking, beer brewing, hiking, kayaking, gardening, playing weird musical instruments, and video games!
Grab, H., Branstetter, M.G., Amon, N., Urban-Mead, K.R., Park, M.G., Gibbs, J., Blitzer, E.J., Poveda, K., Loeb, G. and Danforth, B.N. 2019. Agriculturally dominated landscapes reduce bee phylogenetic diversity and pollination services. Science 363, pp. 282-284. PDF
Grando, C. Amon, N., Clough, S.J., Guo, N., Wei, W., Azevedo, P., Lopez-Uribe, M.M., and Zucchi, M.I. 2018. Two colors, one species: the case of Melissodes nigroaenea (Apidae: Eucerini), an important pollinator of cotton fields in Brazil. Sociobiology 65(4), pp. 645-653 PDF