Dr. Jennifer C. Geib

Education: 2010 Ph.D. University of Missouri, Biology; 2002 M.Ed. University of Missouri, Curriculum and Instruction; 1996 B.S. University of Iowa, Science Education. Professional Experience: 2010-Present Associate Professor; Department of Biology, Appalachian State University. 2000-2003 Coordinator, Gender Equity in Physics; Physics Department, University of Missouri. 1997-2000 Middle School Science Teacher; Columbia (Missouri) Public Schools. Expertise: Science Education; Science Teacher Education; Ecology, ecological genetics, and behavior; Plants and pollinators; Alpine Ecosystems; History and Philosophy of Science. Research interests: Ecology and Science Education; Partner dynamics in pollination mutualisms across varying spatial and temporal scales; Population biology and genetics of plants and eusocial pollinators, especially bumble bees; Links between individual behavior of animals and effects that manifest at larger scales; The implications of climate change and extreme climatic events for pollination mutualisms; Using quantitative models to further understanding of population biology and ecology. My educational research interests are united by a single theme: The effective preparation of science educators from their pre-service preparation throughout their teaching careers.

There are 6 included publications by Dr. Jennifer C. Geib :

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Bumble Bee Nest Abundance, Foraging Distance, And Host-Plant Reproduction: Implications For Management And Conservation 2015 117 Recent reports of global declines in pollinator species imply an urgent need to assess the abundance of native pollinators and density-dependent benefits for linked plants. In this study, we investigated (1) pollinator nest distributions and estimate...
Density-Dependent Effects Of Ants On Selection For Bumble Bee Pollination In Polemonium Viscosum 2007 33 Mutualisms are commonly exploited by cheater species that usurp rewards without providing reciprocal benefits. Yet most studies of selection between mutualist partners ignore interactions with third species and consequently overlook the impact of che...
Dosage-Dependent Impacts Of A Floral Volatile Compound On Pollinators, Larcenists, And The Potential For Floral Evolution In The Alpine Skypilot Polemonium Viscosum 2011 51 All volatile organic compounds (VOCs) vary quantitatively, yet how such variation affects their ecological roles is unknown. Because floral VOCs are cues for both pollinators and floral antagonists, variation in emission may have major consequences f...
Functional Mismatch In A Bumble Bee Pollination Mutualism Under Climate Change 2015 121 Ecological partnerships, or mutualisms, are globally widespread, sustaining agriculture and biodiversity. Mutualisms evolve through the matching of functional traits between partners, such as tongue length of pollinators and flower tube depth of plan...
Hands-On Physics Programs For Middle Level Students 2007 35 We describe a series of three female-targeted extracurricular physics programs that we have developed over the last ten years. The programs explore fundamental concepts of physics, relate them to applications, and culminate in student-built devices. ...
Tracing Impacts Of Partner Abundance In Facultative Pollination Mutualisms: From Individuals To Populations 2012 86 Partner abundance affects costs and benefits in obligate mutualisms, but its role in facultative partnerships is less clear. We address this gap in a pollination web consisting of two clovers (Trifolium) that differ in specialization on a bumble bee ...