Kylie has a passion for insect-plant interactions.
As a conservation technician, Kylie Etter works with the Conservation Department at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden on various projects focusing on insect-plant interactions, habitat restoration and monitoring, and rare plant conservation research. Etter earned her bachelor’s degree in ecology and her master’s in biology from the University of California, San Diego. Her master’s research focused on understanding the effect of nonnative fennel on pollinator visitation to the Santa Cruz Island buckwheat. She has field experience, mainly focused on plant-pollinator interactions, across the canyons of San Diego, on Santa Catalina Island, and on Santa Cruz Island.
Research interests: invasion biology, restoration ecology, pollination biology, plant-pollinator interactions, community science