Hello! My name is Alex Bajcz, and I am a plant ecologist. I’m interested in how and why plants reproduce in the ways that they do. I am particularly interested in discerning how factors like soil properties and mutualistic partnerships influence the physical and chemical traits of reproductive structures like fleshy fruits. My skill set also includes applied statistics, programming and simulation modeling using R, and science pedagogy. Outside of academia, I am also a crossword constructor, with puzzles that have been published by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and other outlets. Please check the other pages on this site for more information on these and other topics. Thanks for stopping by!