Grow Magazine, which we’ve referenced on this site before, just published a great new article on pollinator research. The article highlights distinct approaches by three UW researchers, one of whom—Hannah Gaines, from the Entomology department—looks at the importance of landscape management and the role of native bees in cranberry. Other work being done includes taking a genetic survey of the microbial community found in a beehive using new DNA sequencing tools, and raising new questions in the important discussion of how to better tease out and effectively assess the human impact on pollinators. Take the time to read it for yourself!
The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, at UW-Madison, publishes Grow Magazine three times a year, highlighting agricultural research in Wisconsin. Fill out a form for a free subscription to Grow Magazine: http://grow.cals.wisc.edu/links#subscription_form.