Module 4: Quantifying Wild Native Bee Ecological and Economic Value

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2022: $150,203.00
Projected End Date: 11/30/2025
Grant Recipient: Cornell University
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
Bryan Danforth
Cornell University
In this module you will learn and be able to educate others using a framework for examining the ecological and economic contribution of wild and managed bees to crop pollination based on data gathered from our ;abs work on orchard pollinators over the past 15 years. You will be able to discuss factors used to quantify pollinator importance (pollinator abundance x per-visit effectiveness) and you will be able to describe the field work. You will be able to convey how landscape context and management practices impact the abundance of wild and managed pollinators.
Conference/Presentation Material
Maria van Dyke, Cornell University
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Consumers
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.