Lewis Bartlett from the UGA Honey bee lab will be speaking.
Born in Leeds, Yorkshire, Bartlett graduated from Cambridge University’s Selwyn College in 2013. He began his higher education on a biology and physics track, but pivoted from physics to focus more intensely on his zoological interests. At Selwyn, he became versed in disease ecology and the ecology of evolution, publishing his honors thesis on mammoth extinctions.
“Even throughout all of that, all of the bee stuff was very central. All my research projects were on bees. When I went and volunteered in labs, it was in honey bee labs,” Bartlett said.
But his honors thesis nearly dictated the course of his career.
“My first research job was on habitat fragmentation, large animal extinctions and more of this kind of landscape, functional, macro-ecological conservation biology,” said Bartlett. “And I could have stuck with that. There was a very clear research path from my first two publications.”