The Graduate Program in

Melissa Ha

PhD Student

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


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.