Welcome!

Welcome to the Jha Lab research website!  Shalene Jha is an associate professor in UT Austin’s Department of Integrative Biology.

Broadly, the Jha Lab investigates ecological and evolutionary processes from genes to landscapes, to quantify global change impacts on plant-animal interactions, movement ecology, and the provisioning of ecosystem services.

Our work has provided insight into the environmental drivers of pollinator diversity, has revealed the complex and dynamic nature of wild pollinator foraging, and has exposed critical urbanization and elevation barriers to plant and pollinator gene flow across historic and contemporary time periods.

If you are a prospective graduate student interested in these topics (or any other related topics) – please check out the prospective student page!

Prospective Students

If you are interested in joining the lab, please send me an email.  Do provide information on  relevant background experience you have and try to give me an idea of the kind of questions you are interested in.  Please also include a resume/CV.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Educators, Naturalists, and Landowners 

For educational material and how you can reduce taxes by conserving pollinators, please see About Native Bees and Landowners|Naturalists 

More information on native pollinators can be found at UT Biodiversity Center