Bee surveys in newest US national park could aid pollinator studies elsewhere

ScienceDaily | 1/17/2019 | Staff
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"This number of species marks the park as a national biodiversity hotspot for bees," says lead author Joan Meiners, who completed a master's degree from Utah State in 2016.

In drafting the report, Meiners and co-researchers Terry Griswold, USDA-ARS entomologist and USU adjunct faculty member and USU alum Olivia Messinger Carril, an independent scientist, who conducted the original bee surveys at Pinnacles in the 1990s, also completed a literature review of similar studies. Their efforts were supported by the National Park Service and USDA-ARS.

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"We found that only 23 natural areas across the country have been systematically and exhaustively surveyed for bee biodiversity, and no others have been later replicated to compare changes over time," says Meiners, currently a doctoral student at the University...
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