Rachael Winfree
Rachael Winfree
Pollination ecology

Cook Campus
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Dept of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources (DEENR)

Members of the Winfree lab work to understand the ecology of pollinators and the pollination function they provide in the context of global change. Our field data are collected at large spatial and temporal scales, and used with a variety of analytical approaches to test and extend ecological theory, and to guide ecosystem management. A current research focus is using pollinators and pollination as a model system for testing ideas about the relationships among global environmental change, biodiversity, and ecosystem function. Other research projects range from the community ecology of plant-pollinator networks to testing the effectiveness of alternative strategies for pollinator restoration.