Rebecca Nelson


I am asexual and I am a community ecologist.//


I am a PhD candidate in the Ecology Graduate Group at the University of California Davis. I research how human-caused changes to the environment affect plant-pollinator mutualisms and plant communities across space and time. My current work focuses on how pollinators move across ecological boundaries in ways that affect plant reproduction and the structure of plant-pollinator networks. I am further interested in bumblebee conservation and prairie restoration.

I am a poet and a freelance science writer. Science inspires my creative writing, and my creative writing helps me grow as a scientist. My ace identity informs the way I do science and engage with science education. I am in the process of writing a series of nonfiction essays that explore ace perspectives on ecology.