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Kelsey J.R.P. Byers, Contributing Editor
Full name:
Kelsey J.R.P. Byers
City, state, country:
Seattle, WA, USA
Biography:

I recently completed my PhD studying plant-pollinator interactions at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. I focus on monkeyflowers (Mimulus) and the role of floral scent in maintaining species differences via pollinator preference. One of my two species is pollinated primarily by Bombus vosnesenskii, so I'm particularly fond of them! I'm currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Systematic Botany in Zurich, Switzerland, where I'm enjoying the range of European Syrphidae and Bombus and focusing on alpine orchids in my research.

Personal insect interests are flies (especially Syrphidae), bees (especially Bombus), and hawkmoths, but I'm really only very familiar with the syrphids, and fairly familiar with Bombus. Hopeless with beetles. But always pleased to see critters!

Editors: Thanks for your patience when I mis-ID something. Learning from all of the experts on this site is amazing!


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