Gordon P. Smith

Gordon P. Smith

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

413-597-2610
Thompson Biology Lab

Office: Hopper 230

Lab: Hopper 013

Education

B.A. Williams College (2013)
Ph.D. University of Arizona (2019)

Areas of Expertise

I am a broadly trained ecologist studying the behavior, and especially variation in behavior, of pollinating insects. I am broadly interested in the role intraspecific variation plays in determining the outcomes of interactions at the individual and community scales, as well as how behavior affects individuals’ responses to environmental change. In answering these questions, I use diverse tools from physiological assays and metabarcoding to pollen load and network analysis. For more details on my past work, see my website (linked above). And if you’re interested in undergraduate research opportunities, send me an email!

Courses