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.)



Isaac Weinberg
PhD Student, Biology Department
Favorite pollinator: bats



Blog

Fierce and Fascinating Solitary Wasps

In mid to late summer in the northeastern US, several species of large solitary wasp (belonging to the families Sphecidae and Crabronidae) frequent gardens, parks, and other open spaces. Despite their threatening appearance, these conspicuous insects are not aggressive and pose little danger to humans. As predators, they provide a valuable service by helping keep …

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:

  • beardtongue
  • bee balm
  • coneflower
  • Culver’s root
  • false indigo
  • goldenrod
  • great blue lobelia
  • ironweed
  • joe-pye weed
  • marsh phlox
  • native asters
  • penstamon
  • swamp milkweed
  • wild senna