Welcome to the research pages of Dr. Avery Russell! I am a postdoctoral research fellow in the lab of Dr. Tia-Lynn Ashman at the University of Pittsburgh. I was formerly a graduate student in the lab of Dr. Daniel Papaj at the University of Arizona.
I work with bees, flowering plants, and the floral microbiome to explore the interaction between animal behavior and floral trait evolution.
In the News!
Our Behavioral Ecology work on flexible and effective pollen foraging in the absence of learning, in University of Arizona News and EurekAlert! by Daniel Stolte and in the SICB BioScience Talks podcast!
Our Scientific Reports work on patterns of bee foraging specialization, in University of Arizona News and EurekAlert! by Daniel Stolte, in Digital Trends by Dyllan Furness, in The Daily Wildcat by Rebekah Ulmer, in The RFID Journal by Claire Swedberg, in Discovery Channel – Canada, and Televisa Chapultepec!
All photos copyright Avery Russell