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Alissa Doucet

MS Student

Advisor: Krissa Skogen

Research Interests: Plant-insect interactions | Population genetics | Community ecology | Ecology of moths

Research Topic:

I am broadly interested in the relationships between plants and insects, as well as population genetics. I plan to investigate the genetic diversity of Amsonia tharpii, a rare flowering plant thought to be pollinated by hawkmoths. As A. tharpii is heavily impacted by land-use change, I am interested in what pollinator group is most important for retaining genetic diversity as well as identifying whether the local community provides the resources needed to support those pollinators across all life stages.