:: Lab Group ::

Nicole Rafferty

Assistant Professor

CV

rafferty@ucr.edu

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Graduate Students

Andrea Keeler

Ph.D. Student in EEOB

andrea.keeler@ucr.edu

Andrea is interested in the effects of global climate change on ecological communities. She is particularly interested in soil microbe-plant-pollinator interactions, and how alterations in the phenology and distribution of these mutualists may impact interaction strength and community structure.

Elijah Hall

Ph.D. Student in EEOB

ehall006@ucr.edu

Elijah is interested in how global change impacts plants and pollinators. He is especially interested in community-level phenological patterns, the role of pollinators in plant reproductive success, and how those relationships change over space and time.

Chris Cosma

Ph.D. Student in EEOB

ccosm001@ucr.edu

Chris is interested in how ecological communities respond to global change, and how we can apply our understanding of species interactions to biodiversity conservation. He is particularly interested in the effects of global climate change on plant-pollinator interactions, especially those involving nocturnal Lepidoptera.

Annika Rose-Person

Ph.D. Student in EEOB

arose012@ucr.edu

Annika is interested in how anthropogenic global change affects community interactions. She is specifically interested in the links among underground plant-fungi interactions and pollinator communities, as well as how shifts in plant and fungal distributions may affect their connections.

Huan Liang

Visiting Ph.D. Student

lianghuan14@mails.ucas.edu.cn

Liang is studying interactions among bumble bees and wildflowers in the Himalaya-Hengduan Mountains. She has also worked on reproductive isolation in sympatric species of Pedicularis. Liang is visiting from the Kunming Institute of Botany, where she is a Ph.D. student in the lab of Hong Wang.

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Lab Staff

Lindsey Agnew

Junior Specialist

lagnew@ucr.edu

Lindsey is passionate about botanical research and has studied fern ecology and evolution, oak phylogenetics, and tropical forest ecology. She has done conservation work in the high Sierra Nevada and in the wetlands of San Francisco.

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Undergraduate Students

Eva Morton

Visiting Scholar (2017)

Eva visited from the University of Manchester for a year. She worked at the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab and helped with projects at UCR. She also conducted independent research on plants and insects.

Stephanie Aguiar

CAMP Mentee (2018)

Stephanie is an Environmental Sciences major with interests in soils and plants. She is helping with our projects in the greenhouse and is conducting independent research.

Thanks to all who volunteered!

Gayathri Chengodam

Samuel Cho

Jamison Diep

Dillon Gidcumb

Skyler Kim

Caitlin Redak