Tyler Spresser, Ph.D. student
Major advisor: Kristen Baum and Shawn Wilder
Pollinator, Pollinator Nutritional Biochemistry, Pollinator Ecology, Bees
B.S. Organismal, Ecological, and Evolutionary Biology
I am interested in understanding the nutritional biochemistry of pollen taken up by native and domesticated bees in introduced canola/wheat fields compared to the native flora. I want to determine how the nutrients of pollen is used and whether some pollen types are used faster than others, based on their nutritive value.
T. S. Spresser, Slager B. H, Judd T. M. (In progress) A Nutritional Profile of the Emerald Ash Borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) During Larval and Adult Developmental Stages.