Robert Gegear

Robert Gegear, PhD

Assistant Professor

Biology

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Science & Engineering 335A


Education

2010University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolPostdoc
2006University of TorontoPostdoc
2002Western UniversityPhD

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Students with senior standing (or others with consent of the instructor) report on and discuss current biological problems as presented in principle journals, abstracts and reviews. The work of each seminar is usually built upon a single unifying content area.

Students with senior standing (or others with consent of the instructor) report on and discuss current biological problems as presented in principle journals, abstracts and reviews. The work of each seminar is usually built upon a single unifying content area.

The study of comparative and evolutionary aspects of behavior of invertebrate and vertebrate animals. Structure and function of nervous systems, simple behavioral patterns including reflexes and other forms of innate behavior as well as more complex patterns including learning and social behavior are stressed.

The study of comparative and evolutionary aspects of behavior of invertebrate and vertebrate animals. Structure and function of nervous systems, simple behavioral patterns including reflexes and other forms of innate behavior as well as more complex patterns including learning and social behavior are stressed.

The study of comparative and evolutionary aspects of behavior of invertebrate and vertebrate animals. Structure and function of nervous systems, simple behavioral patterns including reflexes and other forms of innate behavior as well as more complex patterns including learning and social behavior are stressed.

The study of comparative and evolutionary aspects of behavior of invertebrate and vertebrate animals. Structure and function of nervous systems, simple behavioral patterns including reflexes and other forms of innate behavior as well as more complex patterns including learning and social behavior are stressed.

Research

Research Interests

  • Conservation of native pollination systems
  • Neuroecology of plant-pollinator interactions
  • Multi-modal sensory integration
  • Floral evolution
  • Bumblebee ecology

Select publications

Mobley, M.W.& R.J. Gegear. (2018).
Once size does not fit all: Sex and caste differences in the response of bumblebees to chronic neonicotinoid exposure.
PLOS ONE, 13(10)

Mobley, M.W. & R.J. Gegear (2018).
Immune-cognitive system connectivity reduces bumblebee foraging success in complex multisensory floral environments.
Nature Scientific Reports, 8:5953

Gegear, R.J., Burns, R. & K. Swoboda (2017).
‘Hummingbird’ floral traits interact synergistically to discourage visitation by bumblebee foragers.
Ecology, 98, 489-499.

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