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Taylor Tate

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Taylor Is a student at Northwestern , studying Environmental Science , and is expecting to graduate in 2017 .

About Me:
I am currently a Northwestern University junior studying Environmental Science with an intended minor in Spanish. This past year, my work at the Chicago Botanic Garden has included a quarter of independent study working with Dr. Krissa Skogen as my adviser on hawk moth and bee pollinated species of evening primrose flowers. Additionally, I have received an Undergraduate Research Grant from Northwestern University to conduct my own research on the same flower species and pollinators.

My Projects
Pollinator traits & characteristics of flowers in the evening primrose family (2015)

Angiosperms, or flowering plants, appeal to various pollinators by exhibiting floral characteristics such as color, scent, and the times of the day their petals open based on the pollinators they wish to attract (Dodd et al 1999) These evolutionary adaptations increase the chances that pollination by a particular pollinator will occur and, thus, increase the likelihood that a seed will be