About John

I am an Ecologist interested in a broad range of topics but my heart belongs to the dramatic world of plant-pollinator interactions. In close collaboration with university, government, and non-profit partners we use tools from landscape ecology, conservation genetics, and good old-fashioned natural history observation to provide science that helps conserve plants and insects. A substantial chunk of recent work in the lab is centered around threatened and endangered bumble bees in forests, prairies, mountains, and agriculture. I’m also generally interested in fire ecology, urban ecology, spatial ecology, and most anything else that buzzes or blooms.

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  • Pollinator Ecology
  • Plant-Insect Interactions
  • Pollination
  • Conservation Genetics
  • Conservation Biology
  • Endangered Species
  • Applied Ecology
  • Phenology
  • Insect Overwintering
  • Urban Ecology
  • Fire Ecology
  • Bees
  • Bumble Bees
  • Forests
  • Grasslands
  • Prairies
  • Data Visualization
  • Outreach and Education


Ph.D., Ecology - University of California Davis
Davis, California, 2019

M.S., Biology - Humboldt State University
Arcata, California, 2014

B.S., Environmental Studies - Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida, 2011