Hannah is a community ecologist interested in investigating how humans impact the environment and exploring ways to mitigate those impacts. She uses pollinators in agricultural settings with concepts of integrated pest and pollinator management as tools to research these interactions.
Hannah is a bee expert with experience researching both native bees and honey bees in US and international settings. She has investigated the impacts of pollinator habitat on bee populations, pathogen ecology, and crop yield. She co-authored “The Bees of North Carolina: An Identification Guide” and regularly participates in extension events educating the public about pollinator biology.
Currently, she researches how to make the management of an invasive fruit fly, spotted wing drosophila, more sustainable in berry crops in collaboration with 10+ states across the US. She also works closely with NC blackberry growers to better understand management decision making and how these actions impact pollinators.
PhD, Entomology and Biology (Co-Major), North Carolina State University (2021)
B.Sc., Environmental Technology and Management, North Carolina State University (2015)
B.A., Design Studies, North Carolina State University (2015)