Dr. Galbraith is a postdoctoral researcher in the Forest Animal Ecology Lab at Oregon State University in the Forest Ecosystems and Society department. Her research focuses on understanding the influence of human-caused (e.g., salvage logging, land use change, invasive species) and natural (e.g., wildfire) disturbances on native and managed bee populations. She uses interdisciplinary approaches to examine how environmental changes influence ecosystem function, and the implications those changes have on ecosystem services to stakeholders.
A Ceratina found nesting in beargrass in a southwestern Oregon mixed-conifer forest, 4 years post-wildfire. Photo credit: Ian Lively
Conducting an interview with a beekeeper in the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica as part of an interdisciplinary study on the impacts of land use change
Working with Ph.D. advisor Dr. Nilsa Bosque-Perez to collect bees in the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica