Dr. Rachel Mallinger, Principal Investigator
Dr. Mallinger is an assistant professor in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of Florida where she conducts research and extension on native wild bees, and teaches courses on pollinator ecology and conservation. She received a B.A. in biology from Kalamazoo College in Michigan, a joint Master's in Entomology and Agroecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a PhD in Entomology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests include community ecology, macroecology, pollination biology, and landscape ecology. Outside of work, she spends time (preferably outdoors) with her toddler son and husband, and enjoys traveling, good food, and good books. Download her CV here and follow her on Twitter @remallinger
Jon Elmquist. Research Technician
I am about protecting wildlife and wild places, especially pollinators and their habitats! My research interests include studying pollinator-plant relationships in both agricultural and wild landscapes, as well as, answering fundamental questions regarding the natural history and biology of pollinators to better inform conservation efforts. I enjoy sharing my passion for pollinators with others, and I hope to inspire people towards conservation action through education and outreach. In my free time, I write and listen to extreme metal music, catch up on my favorite podcasts and shows, and relax in nature.