Meet the Team

We are a diverse group with diverse interests, all aligning with pollinator conservation and community education!

Nick Dorian (our leader) website
PhD Student, Biology Department
Favorite pollinator: Patagonian bumble bee (Bombus dahlbomii)



Rachael Bonoan website
Post-doctoral Researcher, Biology Department
Favorite pollinator: honey bee (Apis mellifera)



Elizabeth Crone lab website
Professor, Biology Department
Favorite pollinator: cellophane bee (Colletes inaequalis)



George Ellmore
Associate Professor, Biology Department
Favorite pollinator:



Natalie Kerr website
PhD Student, Biology Department
Favorite pollinator:



Max McCarthy
Undergraduate, Biology Department
Favorite pollinator:



Atticus Murphy
PhD Student, Biology Department
Favorite pollinator: bumble bees (Bombus spp.)



Jessie Thuma
PhD Student, Biology Department
Favorite pollinator: Arctic bumble bee (Bombus polaris)



Isaac Weinberg
PhD Student, Biology Department
Favorite pollinator: bats



Blog

Why you should leave the leaves (and give yourself a break from yard work!)

by Jessie Thuma Fall is finally here, and with it comes a sense of new beginning and fresh starts. There’s no better time to try something different, and what better place to start than in your own backyard? This year, start a new tradition: stop the raking and leave the leaves to reclaim habitat for …

Tufts Pollinator Gardens

So far, we have planted two pollinator gardens on the Medford/Somerville campus. If you check them out and see a pollinator, let us know!

Thanks to everyone who helped us plant!

574 Boston Ave

Tisch Library

Some of the plants you can find in our pollinator gardens:

  • foxglove beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)
  • wild bee balm (Monarda fistulosa)
  • purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
  • Culver’s root (Veronicastrum virginicum)
  • false indigo (Baptisia australis)
  • goldenrod (Solidago spp.)
  • great blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)
  • New York ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis)
  • joe-pye weed (Eutrochium maculatum)
  • marsh phlox (Phlox glaberrima)
  • New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)
  • smooth blue aster (Symphyotrichum laeve)
  • swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
  • butterflyweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
  • wild senna (Senna hebecarpa)
  • white turtlehead (Chelone glabra)
  • anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)