As an evolutionary community ecologist, I work to understand how environmental context (both biotic and abiotic) impacts the patterns and outcomes of an organism’s interactions with other species. I primarily work in plant–pollinator systems, which allow me to consider the importance of context-dependent interactions from both the plant and pollinator perspectives. From dissecting pollinator brains to manipulating snow melt in high alpine sites, I utilize a wide array of techniques to explore the ecological and evolutionary feedbacks between animal behavior and selection on plant traits.


Heather M. Briggs, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher, Campbell Lab

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

University of California, Irvine

Irvine California, USA