In May 2014 I graduated from Colorado College with a B.A. in biology with a focus on Organisms, Evolution & Ecology and a minor in environmental issues. I grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago where I got to know about tall grass prairie and oak savannahs. I enjoy traveling the world and learning about new cultures and ecosystems.
Ison & Wagenius found that seed set in the bottom florets of Echinacea angustifolia is lower than that of the top florets. This summer I am interested in investigating factors that may contribute to this finding. I will explore temporal differences in the style persistence of both groups of florets. I will also observe frequency of pollinator visitations for each set. I am very interested in learning how the differences in phenology of florets within a single Echinacea angustifolia head may impact gene flow in fragmented prairie habitat.