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

Kaitlyn Bresnahan
Biology
UG 2025

Aidan Castricone
Env. Biology
UG 2023

Caitlin McHugh
Env. Biology, Business
UG 2024

Katherine Burke
Biology, Spanish
UG 2024

Breelyn Gilbert
Biology, Psych.
UG 2024

Gracey Sorensen
Biology
UG 2023

Courtney Caccamo
Env. Biology, Psych.
UG 2023

Isabelle Heron
Env. Biology, Business
UG 2023

Billy Dunne
Economics, Psych.
Tufts UG 2014

Pets

Waffles
Greenbottle blue tarantula
Co-parented with Waters Lab

Swifties & JoBros
Cecropia moths
Raised from eggs


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

Jalynn Booker
Env. Biology, Art
UG 2022

Alexa Pudlo
Env. Biology
UG 2022

Greyson Ciesluk
Biology
UG 2021

Marcel Sousa
Biology
UG 2023

Matt Look
Env. Biology, Business
UG 2022