Vidisha Bansal

Research Department Life Science Systems
Technische Universität München
Hans-Carl-von-Carlowitz-Platz 2
D-85354 Freising-Weihenstephan


Phone: +49 (0) 155 1011 7736

Email: vidisha.bansal[at]

ORCID: 0000-0003-1777-6916


Research interest

  • Plant-Pollinator interactions
  • Pollination Ecology
  • Floral Biology

My main research is based on the effects of varying land-use intensities on intraspecific floral traits and the subsequent effects on pollinator-plant interactions and pollination success.

My work is divided as follows:

I analyse the effects of land use intensity on 15 floral traits, including pollen, nectar, scent, colour and morphological traits.

I observe the changes in pollinator interactions with flowers with altered morphology.

I study the effect of floral trait changes on pollination success, by measuring the seed set and cross pollination within one plant species.

Curriculum Vitae

05/2023-present: PhD candidate, Plant-Insect-Interactions, Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan, Technical University of Munich

  • 09/2019-07/2021 Master of Science in Ecology and Evolution, Groningen University
  • 07/2016-07/2019 Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Botany, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai


Ausma, T., Bansal, V., Kraaij, M., Verloop, A. C. M., Gasperl, A., Müller, M., Kopriva, S., De Kok, L. J., & van der Kooi, C. J. (2021). Floral displays suffer from sulphur deprivation. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 192, 104656,