Project Title

Sampling bee diversity at floral resources across KSU properties

Academic department under which the project should be listed

CSM - Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology

Faculty Sponsor Name

Clint Penick

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Abstract (300 words maximum)

Bees are a diverse group of pollinators, with over 500 species recorded in the state of Georgia alone, and are crucial for the pollination of many crops and wild plants. Many species of bees specialize in pollinating specific varieties of plants, and thus bee diversity is dependent on flowering plant diversity. It is currently unknown what bee species are supported by the flowering plants on KSU properties. Here we aim to identify patches of flowering plants on Kennesaw State University's main campus and the KSU Field Station, and to survey these patches to see what diversity of bees they may support. We plan to collect bees in these surveys using hand nets and bee bowls, and to create a reference collection of the bee species found on these KSU properties.

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Sampling bee diversity at floral resources across KSU properties

Bees are a diverse group of pollinators, with over 500 species recorded in the state of Georgia alone, and are crucial for the pollination of many crops and wild plants. Many species of bees specialize in pollinating specific varieties of plants, and thus bee diversity is dependent on flowering plant diversity. It is currently unknown what bee species are supported by the flowering plants on KSU properties. Here we aim to identify patches of flowering plants on Kennesaw State University's main campus and the KSU Field Station, and to survey these patches to see what diversity of bees they may support. We plan to collect bees in these surveys using hand nets and bee bowls, and to create a reference collection of the bee species found on these KSU properties.