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Joshua Campbell

Research Ecologist

Research Ecologist

Phone: 406.433.9471
Fax: 406.433.5038

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Ph.D. Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
M.S. Geosciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
B.S. Zoology & Geology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Pollinators are critical components of natural and agroecosystems by providing pollination services to many crops and native plants. Unfortunately, there is dearth of information about pollinators within many ecosystems; including cropping systems. Additionally, honey bee and native bee abundance have been shown to be in decline. I am a pollinator ecologist primarily focusing on native bees (both managed and wild). I study basic ecology of native bees and how they respond to anthropogenic disturbances or changes to the ecosystem (e.g., prescribed fire, wildflower plantings, urbanization, etc.). Additionally, I have examined ways to augment native bees within agroecosystems to improve crop yield. At the Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory, I will be exploring pollinator communities within rangeland and agroecosystems of the Northern Great Plains.

Prior to joining the Sidney lab, I was a postdoctoral ecologist with the University of Florida and Auburn University. At UF, I studied blueberry and watermelon pollination by managed honey bees and bumble bees, whereas at Auburn University I worked on a multitude of projects that included how vegetation management practices affect pollinator communities within electric transmission right-of-ways, kiwi pollination, and wildflower attraction to native bees. My graduate work examined prescribed burns and fire surrogates on pollinator communities of the Southern Appalachians.