Ellen Baker

  • email ellen.baker@balliol.ox.ac.uk

Funded by the NERC Environmental Research doctoral training programme

Supervised by Owen Lewis, Jeri Wright and Phil Stevenson

Research Interests

My main research interest is pollination ecology. My DPhil project will focus on studying the factors which constrain bee pollen choice and quantifying the nutritional composition of different wildflower pollens in order to better understand bee distribution and foraging. My background is in plant sciences, doing my MSc in Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation at RBG Kew with a research project on the interaction between polyploidy and apomixis in Alpine Asteraceae. Since then I have worked as a research assistant in systematic mapping of sustainability standard literature at the Oxford Long-Term Ecology Laboratory and ISEAL Alliance and as plant sciences content editor at the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International.