Posts Tagged: North American bees
Research entomologist Terry Griswold of the USDA-ARS (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service) drew a capacity crowd when he spoke recently at UC Davis on "Patterns of North American Bees at Scales Plot to Continental: Rare Is Common?"
His talk, in 122 Briggs Hall, Kleiber Drive, attracted entomologists, pollination biologists, apiculturists and others interested in North American bees.
Now folks can tune and and watch the Webcast, compliments of the UC Davis Department of Entomology.
Under the direction of professor James Carey, the entomology seminars are being Webcast by his graduate students, James Harwood and Amy Morice, and posted online.
Just access the Webcast page to tune in. There you'll find other Webcasts, also video-taped by Carey's graduate students.
Ants, beetles, butterflies, bumble bees, honey bees, midges, thrips and more...from the graduate students to you.
When research entomologist Terry Griswold (left) speaks on North American bees on Wednesday, Feb. 10 in 122 Briggs Hall, Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, he will bring with him his passion to diversify available crop pollinators and conserve pollinator populations.
His talk, from 12:10 to 1 p.m., will be Webcast and you can listen live. It will also be archived on this page. The noon lecture is part of the department's winter seminar series.
Griswold, who works for the Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (also known as USDA-ARS) says his research relates to "the systematics, biogeography, and biodiversity of native bees in support of the research unit's efforts to diversify available crop pollinators and conserve pollinator populations."
He focuses his systematics research focuses on Megachilidae, "the family with the greatest potential for manageable pollinators."
That family includes such native bees as the leafcutter bee (below). These bees are so named because they cut pieces of leaves for their nests.
Other members of the family include mason bees and carder bees. They're solitary bees as opposed to social (honey bees).