Contributor since Fall 2016

Elsa Cousins

PhD Student in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Elsa Cousins

Research Area: Pollination ecology, multi-trophic interactions.

I am interested in invasive plant biology, particularly how plant chemistry impacts novel landscapes, from soil biota to butterflies. I am currently a PhD student in the Stinson lab at UMass Amherst and I work at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory during my summer field season to study invasive mustard plants in subalpine meadows. I am interested in how genetics and environment interact to determine plant fitness and invasion success.