Gund Affiliate, Research Assistant Professor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

I work to improve the health of both managed and wild pollinators through research, education, and outreach. At UVM, I conduct research on bee disease, teach introductory beekeeping courses, and direct the Vermont Bee Lab which offers disease diagnostic services for Vermont Beekeepers.

Gund Affiliate Samantha Alger

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Pollinator conservation, disease ecology, ecology


  • PhD, Biology, University of Vermont
  • BA, Biology, University of Rhode Island
  • BS, General Business, University of Rhode Island