I am currently researching bee and flower interactions and how floral nutrition influences bee foraging behavior.

This research addresses physiology, sensory processes and how they mediate behavior, conservation, and the evolution of plants and their pollinators. In the future, we will be able to see how these processes are regulated in social insects. My previous research addressed how land use affects the population density, nest site selection, and colony strength of honey bees in South Africa. When not conducting research, I'll still be found in the woods, or in a theatre, music studio, or coffee shop engaged in a philosophical debate about human relationships and social justice.

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John Tooker, Ph.D.
  • Professor of Entomology