On Friday, Loy Xingwen successfully defended his dissertation titled “The effects of anthropogenic change on pollination in plant-pollinator communities” at Emory! He presented on the importance of pollination function, the impacts of bioenergy pine plantation management practices on bee communities, and species-dependent effects on plant fecundity in a community phenology manipulation experiment. Loy collected data at RMBL for the past few years, and he led the snowmelt manipulation experiment with Connor Morozumi.
When he graduates, Loy will work at the Atlanta Botanical Garden as the Conservation Ecology Coordinator. He has worked with the Garden for a few years now, and we’re excited that he’ll be close to our Emory and Atlanta friends. We’re so proud of you, Loy! Congrats!