Kelsey K. Graham
I joined the Isaacs Lab in May 2017 as a Research Associate working on a USDA funded project targeting the five focus areas highlighted in the national Pollinator Research Action Plan. As a part of this project I am using longitudinal assessments of pollinator communities in agricultural and natural landscapes to assess short and long-term changes to Michigan pollinators. Additionally, within agricultural landscapes, I am assessing the health of managed bumble bees and the diversity of wild bees in response to pollinator plantings.
My research interests are relatively broad, and I enjoy using an interdisciplinary approach to answer questions from multiple theoretical perspectives (most commonly within behavioral ecology, conservation biology, and invasion ecology). I received my PhD from Tufts University (Medford, MA) in 2017 under the advisement of Philip Starks. My dissertation provided the most comprehensive assessment of an invasive bee, Anthidium manicatum (the European wool-carder bee), in North America, to date.