R E S E A R C H
NATIVE BUMBLE BEE HEALTH
The rusty-patched bumble bee Bombus affinis recently became the first bumble bee listed as endangered by the US government. I am excited to begin my graduate work with bumble bees in Madison-- one of the few locations where B. affinis is still found. I plan to investigate the landscape traits that may be important for supporting bumble bee populations in urban and rural settings. Read more about my bumble bee research adventures on the blog.