Bonnie uses geospatial analytics to understand how insect diversity is distributed across space and time, both on the species and the genetic level. She applies species distribution models and genomic methods to investigate how species-level and phylogenetic diversity of ant communities change with elevation, habitat and land use type in Madagascar. These data are used to define areas of endemism and inform conservation planning. Other interests include the phylogenomic systematics, evolution and ecology of Hymenoptera (ants, bees and wasps), and the development of canopy sampling methods for insects.
- Combining transcriptomes and ultraconserved elements to illuminate the phylogeny of Apidae (2019)
- Multiple origins of sexual dichromatism and aposematism within large carpenter bees (2018)
- Paleotropical Diversification Dominates the Evolution of the Hyperdiverse Ant Tribe Crematogastrini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) (2018)