Carbon Neutrality Initiative
CNI Fellow — Class of 2016
Graduate Student, Ecology, Behavior and Evolution: Pollination Ecology
UC San Diego
Growth, Pollination and Fruit Production of Cucurbita pepo
Jess’s research will be to determine how increased climate warming and decreased precipitation interact to affect the growth, pollination and fruit production of Cucurbita pepo. The study will yield novel findings for scientists, farmers and policy-makers regarding the effects of climate change, and thus carbon emissions, on pollination and fruit production in agricultural systems.