~ community ecology of plants and pollinators in a changing climate ~

Welcome to the Rafferty Lab in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne. The lab recently moved from the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at the University of California, Riverside. 

Research in the lab focuses on the community ecology of plants and pollinators in a changing climate.


We use experiments, long-term and historical data, and observations of natural variation to understand how climate change is affecting plants, pollinators, and their interactions.