Rachael Bonoan

Assistant Professor

Contact Information:



Ruane Center for the Humanities 234


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

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

Brief Biography:

I love thinking about food. More specifically, I enjoy thinking about when food is available to insects and how this availability affects insect health and nutrition. Insect pollinators are a great system for my research because we can observe and quantify their food sources–flowers! Insect pollinators visit flowers to collect protein-rich pollen and/or carbohydrate-rich nectar.

Area(s) of Expertise:

Nutritional ecology, behavioral ecology, insect pollinators, social insects

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