Rachael Bonoan

Assistant Professor

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Science Complex 223


Postdoctoral Research - Population/conservation ecology Tufts University and Washington State University

Ph.D. - Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution Tufts University

Area(s) of Expertise:

Nutritional ecology, behavioral ecology, insect pollinators, social insects

Selected Publications:

Bonoan, R. Crone, E. Edwards, C. Schultz, C. (2021) Changes in phenology and abundance of an at-risk butterfly. Journal of Insect Conservation.

Dorian, N. Bonoan, R. (2021) Stingless bees (Apidae: Meliponini) seek sodium at carrion baits in Costa Rica. Ecological Entomology.(46), 492-495.

Bonoan, R. Iglesias Feliciano, P. Chang, J. Starks, P. (2020) Social benefits require a community: the influence of colony size on behavioral immunity in honey bees. Apidologie.(51), 701-709.

Bonoan, R. Tai, T. Tagle Rodriguez, M. Feller, L. Daddario, S. Czaja, R. O'Connor, L. Burruss, G. Starks, P. (2017) Seasonality of salt foraging in honey bees (Apis mellifera). Ecological Entomology.(42), 195-201.

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