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Research Project: Managing and Conserving Diverse Bee Pollinators for Sustainable Crop Production and Wildland Preservation

Location: Pollinating Insect-Biology, Management, Systematics Research

Title: Toward a U.S. national program for monitoring native bees

item WOODARD, HOLLIS - University Of California
item FEDERMAN, SARAH - US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)
item James, Rosalind
item DANFORTH, BRIAN - Cornell University
item Griswold, Terry
item INOUYE, DAVID - University Of Maryland
item MCFREDERICK, QUINN - University Of California
item MORANDIN, LORA - Pollinator Partnership
item PAUL, DEBORAH - Integrated Digitized Biocollections (IDIGBIO)
item SELLERS, ELIZABETH - Us Geological Survey (USGS)
item Strange, James
item VAUGHAN, MACE - The Xerces Society
item WILLIAMS, NEAL - University Of California, Davis
item Branstetter, Michael
item BURNS, CASEY - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS, USDA)
item Cane, James
item CARIVEAU, ALISON - Monarch Joint Venture
item CARIVEAU, DANIEL - University Of Minnesota
item Childers, Anna
item Childers, Christopher
item Cox-Foster, Diana
item EVANS, ELAINE - University Of Minnesota
item GRAHAM, KELSEY - Michigan State University
item Hackett, Kevin
item HUNTZINGER, KIM - Bayer Corporation
item IRWIN, REBECCA - North Carolina State University
item JHA, SHALENE - University Of Texas
item LAWSON, SARAH - Sacred Heart University
item LEBUHN, GRETCHEN - San Francisco State University
item LOPEZ-URIBE, MARGARITA - Pennsylvania State University
item MELATHOPOULOS, ANDONY - Oregon State University
item OTTO, CLINT - Us Geological Survey (USGS)
item PONISIO, LAUREN - University Of California
item RICHARDSON, LEIF - University Of Vermont
item ROSE, ROBYN - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
item SINGH, RAJWINDER - Basf Corporation North America
item STEEGER, THOMAS - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
item WEHLING, WAYNE - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

Submitted to: Biological Conservation
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/14/2020
Publication Date: 11/6/2020
Citation: Woodard, H.S., Federman, S., James, R.R., Danforth, B.N., Griswold, T.L., Inouye, D.W., Mcfrederick, Q.S., Morandin, L.A., Paul, D., Sellers, E., Strange, J.P., Vaughan, M., Williams, N.M., Branstetter, M.G., Burns, C., Cane, J.H., Cariveau, A., Cariveau, D., Childers, A.K., Childers, C., Cox-Foster, D.L., Evans, E., Graham, K., Hackett, K.J., Huntzinger, K., Irwin, R., Jha, S., Lawson, S., Lebuhn, G., Lopez-Uribe, M., Melathopoulos, A., Otto, C., Ponisio, L., Richardson, L., Rose, R., Singh, R., Steeger, T., Wehling, W. 2020. Toward a U.S. national program for monitoring native bees. Biological Conservation. 252.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: There are approximately 4,000 species of bees native to the United States, yet we have little information on the health, distribution, and population trends of most of these species. Available information is scattered across multiple institutions and efforts to track bee populations are largely un-coordinated on a national scale. To generate data on the status of these important pollinators, a consortium of bee researchers from industry, non-profits, universities and government, was convened in April, 2018 to detail potential routes to implement a national native bee monitoring effort. This effort spawned an overarching framework that would be responsive to national needs, resources and capacities. Additionally, four major action areas and priorities were identified by workshop participants as important for structuring a national native bee monitoring effort: (1) Improving the national capacity in bee taxonomy and systematics; (2) Gathering and cataloging accessible and sustainable data; (3) Identifying survey methods and priority taxa; and (4) Prioritizing geographic areas. This study details the needs and challenges identified by the workshop participants, and envisions the final monitoring effort as multi-layered, from targeted public-private partnerships to complex and detailed bee community ecology studies.