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Increasing parameter accuracy of an agriculturally focused, spatially-explicit bee abundance model

Duration

September 2014 - December 2016

Narrative

The increasing risk of relying on honeybees for crop pollination has led to growing interest in native bees as a potential alternative to ensure successful production. This research is examining the use of powerline easements for nesting and foraging by native bees to understand relationships of landscape setting to native bee diversity.

Research Products and Activities

Presentations

  • Du Clos, B.E., C.S. Loftin, and F.Drummond. 2014. Native bee communities in electric transmission easements of Washington County, Maine. Poster presentation at the 70th Annual Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, April 13-15, Portland, ME.
  • DuClos, B.L., S.P. Hanes, C.S. Loftin, and F.A. Drummond. 2014. Wild Blueberry Commission Advisory Board Meeting, Brunswick, ME, November
  • DuClos, B.L., S. Hanes, C.S. Loftin, F. Drummond. 2014. A web-based tool for grower assessment of native bee abundance in the wild blueberry production landscape. Presentation at the 1 December Maine EPSCoR State Conference, Wells Conference Center, Orono, ME. (poster)
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 102

Masters Students: 247

Phd Students: 163

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 266

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 722

Scientific Publications: 1960

Presentations: 4355

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • USDA Northeast SARE

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