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

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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