Climate change is disrupting interactions among species through changes in phenology, geography, and morphology. Plant–pollinator interactions are mediated by functional traits, such as tongue length and flower depth. However, evolution in these traits may not occur at the same tempos. This talk will explore this dilemma in an alpine plant–bumble bee system.
Nicole Miller-Struttmann is an Assistant Professor at Biological Science Department, SUNY College at Old Westbury. She is an evolutionary ecologist who is fascinated by plants and insects, and her research centers on the ecology and evolution of species interactions and responses to climate change. In addition to her scientific pursuits, she strives to inspire the next generation of science enthusiasts. Presented by the Long Island Botanical Society