Selina A. Ruzi
North Carolina State University
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
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My research combines expertise and insights from multiple disciplines and study systems to answer questions about population and community dynamics and assess how to effectively communicate this research to a science curious audience. For my current work, this translates into (a) testing communication strategies such as use of online video to alter an audience's perception of different research topics, and (b) understanding how bee diversity changes through time and urbanization using museum specimens. For my past research, this translated to understanding the processes and mechanisms behind ant-mediated seed dispersal of Neotropical pioneer tree species that do not provide visible food rewards for their ant dispersers.