University of California, Riverside


A headshot of Hollis Woodard Hollis Woodard Assistant Professor of Entomology

Topics: Pollinators
Food Security
Insect Behavior

Preferred Media: Print, Radio, Video

Languages Spoken: English

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Tel: (951) 827-5761

Media Contact: Sarah Nightingale
Tel: (951) 827-4580


Hollis Woodard is an assistant professor of entomology at UC Riverside and an expert in native bee ecology, evolution, and social behavior. Her research focuses on identifying the underlying mechanisms that allow bees to plastically respond to their environments, and ultimately persist on our rapidly changing planet.

On Pollinators

Woodard is an expert on pollinator biology, with an emphasis on bumble bee behavior and physiology.

On Food Security

Woodard can speak on human food security and the role pollinators play in agricultural productivity and sustainability.

On Insect Behavior

Woodard is an expert on insect behavior, with an emphasis on social behavior, behavioral evolution, and pollination behavior.