Arathi Seshadri

Last name: 
Seshadri
GBC Committee Role: 
Executive Committee

Trained in evolutionary ecology and behavioral ecology, I am interested in plant-pollinator interactions, honeybee behavior and pollinator conservation in agroecosystems.

Title/Role: 
Assistant Professor
Department/Agency: 
Phone: 
9704916804
Research Interests (Specific): 
I am interested Pollination biology specifically Crop-pollinator interactions, pollinator health and pollinator diversity in different agroecosystems. Focusing on honeybee health and nutrition, my research questions address crop diversity and its nutritive benefits for honeybees. In addition, we are interested in population ecology of native bees in urban agriculture systems, documenting and developing strategies for conserving bee diversity in urban areas, exploring interaction between honeybees and native bees in an urban agriculture setting and incorporating citizen science initiatives for the conservation of pollinator diversity. Projects in my lab explore several topics including understand nutrients in pollen and phytochemicals, and their role in bee health, native bee diversity and urban agriculture, citizen science and pollinator conservation, plant reproductive strategies under abiotic stress etc.
Research Projects: 
Project Title: 
Drought stress in Canola and its effect of honeybees
Project Location: 
United States
Project Location Details: 
Fort Collins, CO, USA
Study Species: 
Canola (Brassica napus), Honeybees (Apis mellifera)
Project Title: 
Pollinator diversity in Urban community gardens
Project Location: 
United States
Project Location Details: 
Denver, Fort Collins, CO
Study Species: 
Insect, plant
Project Title: 
Plasticity in floral traits under abiotic stress
Project Location: 
United States
Project Location Details: 
Fort Collins, CO
Study Species: 
Collinsia heterophylla