Hillary Sardiñas

PhD Candidate


Research Interests

Restoration Ecology, Pollination Ecology, Native Bee Conservation, Agrobiodiversity

Research Description

Native bees provide the essential ecosystem service of pollination in both agricultural and natural areas. However, native bee populations are increasingly threatened due to agricultural intensification, habitat fragmentation and habitat loss. Ecological restoration has been proposed as a mechanism to promote bee conservation, though the key factors that contribute to successful restoration projects are under-studied. My research focuses on the availability of local resources on native bee nesting and foraging in agricultural landscapes.

Honors and Awards

Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Grant  2011

Graduate Research Fellowship National Science Foundation  2010

Contact Information

Email: hsardinas@berkeley.edu

Office: 219 Wellman

Office Phone: 760-271-2111

Curriculum Vitae


Research Group(s)

Mailing Address

Dept of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management
UC Berkeley
130 Mulford Hall #3114
Berkeley, CA 94720