Dr. Frances Sivakoff

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Dr. Frances Sivakoff
Assistant Professor
Insect Ecology

Dr. Frances Sivakoff is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology at The Ohio State University. Dr. Sivakoff and her lab study how land-use legacy, environmental contaminants, and habitat management affect biotic interactions and ecosystem services. A major focus of Dr. Sivakoff’s research program centers around understanding the stressors faced by pollinators and their effects on pollinator health and the valuable pollination services they provide. Crops grown in controlled environments that employ bumble bees for pollination are ideal systems to explore this question. A current project in the Sivakoff lab investigates the effects of pesticide application on bumble bee pollination services in large-scale tomato greenhouses.

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