Caroline Ibarra I am investigating the influence of different habitats on pollinator diversity (bees and wasps) at the interface between developed urban landscapes and adjacent conservation lands.  The conservation habitats include trailside and interior areas of mesic-scrubby pine flatwood communities. Urban landscapes include traditional and “pollinator-intentional” landscapes. The “pollinator-intentional” habitats include pollinator gardens specifically designed to support pollinator diversity, and more traditional landscapes with massed plantings of flowering shrubs known to support pollinators. This study contributes to urban pollinator science and conservation by expanding our knowledge on pollinator diversity in urbanized landscapes, and by providing information about practical landscape approaches that can help improve pollinator biodiversity in urban settings.
Alexander Gregory coming soon