Kristen A. Baum, Professor and Associate Dean for Research

Conservation Biology, Invertebrate Ecology, Landscape Ecology

Ph.D., 2003, Texas A&M University


Specific Interests

Dr. Baum’s research focuses on the effects of land use and management practices on pollinators, including native bees, honey bees, monarch butterflies, and other insects. Her research is relevant to issues associated with agricultural production systems (rangelands, canola, wheat), management practices (mowing, haying, prescribed fire), and conservation concerns in grasslands in the southern Great Plains. She has served on numerous state, regional, and national working groups to support conservation efforts for pollinators.


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