Shivani Jadeja

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Ph.D. Student Biological Sciences Advisor: Tenhumberg Manter Hall 402

Research Interests

I study how optimal life history strategies under different ecological conditions may shape obligate pollination mutualisms. Specifically, I aim to determine whether optimal host fruit retention and nursery pollinator oviposition strategies shift between contexts. To achieve my research goal I am carrying out empirical studies and developing mathematical models using the yucca-yucca moth system. In the yucca-yucca moth obligate nursery pollination mutualism adult female yucca moths actively pollinate yucca flowers and lay their eggs in the flower’s ovary, and, yucca moth larvae feed on yucca seeds.

  • Ecology, Evolution & Behavior (EEB)
  • Dr. Brigitte Tenhumberg