Welcome to Rachael Winfree’s Lab

Research in the Winfree lab seeks to bridge the gap between the smaller scales that the science of ecology understands well, and the noisy reality of the larger scales at which biodiversity conservation takes place. In our work we begin with the theoretical grounding, data quality, and analytical tools of community ecology, and use these to develop rigorous new approaches to understanding the ecology of real world landscapes. Individual lab members work in a variety of systems including arid montane grasslands in Idaho, old growth forests in the upper midwest, and experimental habitat restorations in New Jersey, but all of us use pollinators and/or pollination as a model system. Lastly, we put the results of our research into practice through collaboration with NGOs and government agencies doing on-the-ground pollinator conservation.


Winfree Lab January 2018


Back row: Michael Roswell, PhD student; Tina Harrison, postdoc; James Reilly, postdoc.
Front row: Colleen Smith, PhD student; Rachael Winfree, PI; Mark Genung, postdoc
Not pictured: Bethanne Bruninga-Socolar, PhD student; Lucia Weinman, PhD student