Principal Investigator: Hollis Woodard
Professional bio: Hollis is an Associate Professor of Entomology at the University of California, Riverside and PI of the US National Native Bee Monitoring Research Coordination Network. She received a PhD in Biology in 2012 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she worked with Dr. Gene Robinson on the molecular basis of social evolution in bees. From 2013-2015 she was a USDA-NIFA Postdoctoral Fellow working on the nutritional ecology of bumble bees with Dr. Shalene Jha at the University of Texas at Austin. In summer 2015, she joined the faculty at the University of California, Riverside. She is broadly interested in native bee ecology, evolution, social behavior, and conservation, and has worked with laboratory-reared bees and the wild bees of California, Alaska, Maine, and Vermont.