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:

  • 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