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Nicole Rafferty

Assistant Professor



Andrea Keeler

Ph.D. Student in EEOB


Andrea is interested in the effects of global climate change on ecological communities, and how mutualistic species may become mismatched spatially and temporally in a changing climate. She is particularly interested in soil microbe-plant-pollinator interactions, and how alterations in the phenology and distribution of these mutualists may impact interaction strength and community structure.


Before moving to Riverside to pursue a Ph.D. in the Rafferty lab, Andrea earned her B.S. in Ecology, Evolution & Behavior from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She worked under Dr. Jacques Finlay on stable isotope mapping of food web dynamics in an agriculturally-influenced stream network in southern Minnesota, and on urban-influenced aquatic biogeochemistry in the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Eva Morton

Visiting Undergraduate Scholar

Eva is visiting from the University of Manchester for a year. She worked at the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab and is helping with projects at UCR, as well as doing independent research on plants and insects.