Laura Russo


I study the structure, function, and management of mutualistic communities, with an emphasis on plant-pollinator communities and the ecosystem service of pollination. I examine the impact of invasive species and differing management techniques on the interactions between bees and plants using a blend of experimental and empirical work as well as network theoretical methods. This work aims to reduce our reliance on a single species, the honeybee, for pollination services and to promote healthy, diverse bee communities. These communities can, in turn, supplement or even replace the services provided by honeybees in pollinating crops.


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