Frances Sivakoff

Dr. Frances Sivakoff

Frances Sivakoff

Assistant Professor, Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology

1461 Mount Vernon Avenue
Marion, Ohio 43302

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Areas of Expertise

  • Insect ecology
  • Plant-insect interactions
  • Ecosystem services


  • PhD, Ecology, University of California, Davis
  • BS, Biology, University of Maryland

Dr. Frances Sivakoff received her Ph.D. in Agricultural Ecology from the University of California, Davis in 2011. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at the Ohio State University, Marion with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Entomology. Before starting as an Assistant Professor in 2018, Dr. Sivakoff was a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Entomology at Ohio State where she worked on the impacts of heavy metal contamination in urban environments on bumble bee health and pollination services. Dr. Sivakoff’s research focuses on understanding the impacts of environmental contaminants on populations of beneficial species and plant-insect interactions. She has worked in a variety of agricultural systems, including arable crops, perennial forage crops, and urban agriculture.