Rachael E. Bonoan, ecologist doing fieldwork

Hi, I’m Dr. Bonoan!

I love thinking about food.

More specifically, I enjoy thinking about when food is available to insects and how this availability affects insect health and nutrition. Insect pollinators are a great system for my research because we can observe and quantify their food sources–flowers! Insect pollinators visit flowers to collect protein-rich pollen and/or carbohydrate-rich nectar.

PhD Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution, Tufts University

BS Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth


Current Members

Isabelle Heron
Env. Biology
UG 2023

Jalynn Booker
Env. Biology, Art
UG 2022

Caitlin McHugh
Env. Biology, Business
UG 2024

Student researcher, Matt Look, installing bee hotel

Matt Look
Env. Biology, Business
UG 2022

Courtney Caccamo
Env. Biology, Psychology
UG 2023

Gracey Sorensen
Biology
UG 2023

Student researcher, Alexa Pudlo, identifying bees

Alexa Pudlo
Env. Biology
UG 2022

Aidan Castricone
Env. Biology
UG 2024

Marcel Sousa
Biology
UG 2023


Interested in joining us?

Send me an email or stop by my office!

Ruane Center for the Humanities, 234
Providence College, Biology Department
1 Cunningham Square, Providence, RI

rbonoan@providence.edu


Past Members

Greyson Ciesluk
Biology
UG 2021