More than Just the Buzz: Finding Real Solutions to Native Pollinator Declines
Rob Gegear, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
- April 3 | 7:00 - 8:30pm
CEUs Available: APLD (1.5 credits); LA CES (1.5 credits); NOFA-AOLCP (1.5 credits)
Free and open to all.
For two decades, pollinators have been declining in abundance, species, and geographic distribution at an unprecedented rate worldwide. While media attention has focused on the domesticated European honeybee, the decline of native species poses a major threat to global biodiversity due to the keystone role that pollinators play in terrestrial ecosystems. Biologist Robert Gegear explains the beautifully complex interactions between plants and the insects that pollinate them—intricate ecological systems that we are only beginning to understand. Discover how data about pollination ‘networks’ can help develop effective conservation strategies, and learn the practical actions you can take to support these vital insects.
Rob Gegear is the founder of the Beecology Project, which uses citizen science to collect important ecological data on native pollinators.