I am a PhD candidate studying at-risk bumble bee habitat at York University. My research mainly focuses on southern Ontario, but more recent work is looking at bumble bee habitat across North America.

Broadly, my research interests are in applied ecological questions focusing on habitat restoration and conservation.

My past research experiences have taken me to a variety of locations including: Californian deserts, northern Ontario lakes, and the alpine-tundra of northern British Columbia

Amanda Liczner PhD bumble bee researcher holding bombus terricola the yellow banded bumble bee which is an at-risk species
Just found a male Bombus terricola

Select publications
Gibson SD, Liczner AR, Colla SR. 2019 Conservation Conundrum: At-risk bumble bees (Bombus spp.) show preference for invasive tufted vetch (Vicia cracca) while foraging in protected areas. Journal of Insect Science. 19(2) 10

Filazzola A, Liczner AR, Westphal M, Lortie CJ. 2018. The effect of consumer pressure and abiotic stress on positive plant interactions are mediated by extreme climatic events. New Phytologist. 217(1): 140-150

Filazzola A, Westphal M, Powers M, Liczner AR, Woollett DAS, Johnson B, Lortie CJ. 2017. Non-trophic interactions in deserts: Facilitation, interference, and an endangered lizard species. Basic and Applied Ecology. 20: 51-61

Liczner AR, Sotomayor DA, Filazzola A, Lortie CJ. 2016. Germination response of desert annuals to shrub facilitation is species specific but not ecotypic. Journal of Plant Ecology. 10(2): 364-374

Liczner AR, Lortie CJ. 2014. A global meta-analytic contrast of cushion-plant effects on plants and on arthropods. PeerJ 2: e265