Kaysee Arrowsmith

PhD Candidate – University of Washington, USA


University of Washington (2020 – present): Seattle, WA
PhD Candidate (5th Year)

Emory University (2018 – 2020): Atlanta, GA
PhD Student
Population Biology, Ecology, and Evolution
Columbia University (2013 – 2014): New York, NY
MPA Environmental Science and Policy
University of California, Berkeley (2009 – 2013): Berkeley, CA
B.S. Environmental Science
Minor, Public Policy
Thesis: Quantifying Hedgerow Effects on Native Bee Movement

Research Interests

I am interested in how ecological conditions influence patterns of plant-pollinator interaction. I primarily explore this at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, where I study environmental and biological drivers of rewiring along a spatial gradient.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Sardiñas, H, K.C. Tom, L.C. Ponisio, A. Rominger, and C. Kremen. 2016. Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) pollination in California’s Central Valley is limited by native bee nest site location. Ecological Applications 26(2):438-447.


  • NW Climate Action Science Center Fellowship (2022)
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2018)
  • Emory University Woodruff Fellowship (2018)

Teaching Experience​

BIOL 200A – Introductory Biology (Fall 2022)
Teaching Assistant – Undergraduate Course, University of Washington

BIOL 472A – Community Ecology (Spring 2021, 2022)
Teaching Assistant – Undergraduate Course, University of Washington

ENVS 260 – Quantitative Methods in Environmental Science (Spring 2019)
Teaching Assistant – Undergraduate Course, Emory University