The Graduate Program in

Melissa Ha

MS Student

MS, California State University, Chico, 2012
BS, California State University, Chico, 2009

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Research Interests

Pollinator sharing among neighboring plant species can range from competition to facilitation. I am exploring the conditions that determine the outcome of this interactions. I am first investigating whether phylogenetic relatedness and similarity in floral morphology can determine whether pollinator sharing in a given species pair will be competitive or facilitative. Next, I plan to identify the factors explain variation in pollinator-mediated interactions within a species pair beginning with relative species density and plant arrangement.