Sheila Colla

Sheila Colla is a Conservation Scientist working to conserve wildlife including native pollinators. She is part of York University’s Bee Research Organization BeeC, which aims to address pollinator health and sustainable agriculture from an interdisciplinary perspective. Her lab’s research uses ecological studies and community science programs to better understand species declines and design conservation management plans. Studies include assessing habitat requirements, relationships to flowering plants, and studies to better understand stressors (i.e. climate change, pathogen spillover, habitat loss, and invasive species).

A Northern Gardener’s Guide to Native Plants and Pollinators by Lorraine Johnson and Sheila Colla | An Island Press book

A Northern Gardener’s Guide to Native Plants and Pollinators

Few sights are as charming as a hummingbird hovering over cardinal flowers in your backyard or a butterfly lighting on the black-eyed Susans potted on your balcony. Yet pollinators do more than beguile us: they are key to a healthy environment....