Undergraduate Joe Zientek studies about native pollinators and how they interact with plants

Joseph Zientek field work

Net collecting native pollinators at a field site in northern New Jersey.

My name is Joe and I am a senior within the Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources major. I started working in Dr. Rachael Winfree's pollination ecology lab during my freshman year and have been a member of the lab throughout my college experience. I have been a part of projects involving pollinator conservation/restoration and investigating how plant and pollinators interact. I am currently working on a G.H. Cook thesis entitled "Morphological trait matching between bees and flowers drives pairwise interactions".

Joseph Zientek presenting a poster

Joe presents his research
at the Ecological Society of America
annual meeting in Sacramento, CA