Jade Kochanski


insect ecology + conservation

Hi! I am an insect ecologist interested in bumble bee natural history, community ecology, and population genetics.

Recent past and near future

Based in Madison, WI. In January 2021, I started a PhD in Dr. Claudio Gratton's lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My dissertation research focuses on whether prairie restorations are an effective method for long term conservation of bumble bees and how prescribed fire affects them.

To learn more about the Gratton Lab, visit our site: https://gratton.entomology.wisc.edu/

Distant past

Texas-born and Wisconsin-raised. I had the privilege of having access to the outdoors from a young age, where my curiosity about and love for the world around me was born. I earned my B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016, where I double majored in Entomology and Environmental Studies.