Professor Suni is interested in how environmental change and ecology influence the evolutionary trajectories and conservation status of populations. Her current research focuses on how drought and deforestation affect plant-pollinator interactions, and how we can increase positive feedback between human-dominated and natural areas.
- PhD, Biology, Stanford University
- BA, Biology, Colorado College
- Selected Publications
Suni, S.S., Scott, Z., Averill, A. and Whiteley, A. (2017). "Population Genetics of Commercial and Wild Bumble Bees: Implications for Crop Pollination and the Genetic Integrity of Wild Bees." Conservation Genetics. DOI 10.1007/s10592-017-0955-5.
Suni, S.S. (2017). "Assessing Dispersal Over Degraded Habitat and Intact Forest for the Orchid Bee Euglossa imperialis." Conservation Genetics. DOI 10.1007/s10592-016-0902-x.
Suni, S.S. and Whiteley, A. (2015). "Genetic Structure of a Montane Perennial Plant: The Influence of Landscape and Flowering Phenology." Conservation Genetics,16, 1431-1442.
Suni, SS.., Bronstein and J., Brosi, B.J. (2014). "Conservation Genetics of the Orchid Bee Euglossa championi: Analysis of Spatio-temporal Genetic Structure Reveals High Dispersal Over a Fragmented Area." Biotropica, 24, 202-209.
Suni, S.S. and Brosi, BJ. (2012). "Population Genetics of Orchid Bees in a Fragmented Tropical Landscape." Conservation Genetics, 13, 323-332.
Suni, S.S. and Eldakar, O.T. (2011). "High Mating Frequency and Variation With Lineage Ratio in Dependent-Lineage Harvester Ants." Insectes Sociaux, 58, 357-364.
Souza, R.O., Del Lama, M.A., Cervini, M., Mortari, N., Eltz, T., Zimmermann, Y., Bach, C., Brosi, B.J., Suni, S.S., Quezada-Euán, J.G. and Paxton, R.J. (2010). "Conservation Genetics of Neotropical Pollinators Revisited: Microsatellite Analysis Suggests That Diploid Males Are Rare in Orchid Bees." Evolution, 64, 3318-3326.
Suni, S.S. and Gordon, D.M. (2010). "Fine-Scale Genetic Structure and Dispersal Distance in the Harvester Ant Pogonomyrmex barbatus." Heredity, 104: 168-173.
Schwander, T.S., Cahan, S.H., Suni, S.S., and Keller, L. (2008) "Mechanisms of Reproductive Isolation Between an Ant Species of Hybrid Origin and Its Parents." Evolution, 62, 1635-1643.
Suni, S.S., Gignoux, C. and Gordon, D.M. (2007). "Male Parentage in Dependent-Lineage Populations of the Harvester Ant Pogonomyrmex barbatus." Molecular Ecology, 16, 5149-5155.