Been a busy few weeks for publication output from the lab! Our undergraduate-driven project on the bee community of the UA Arboretum is finally out! Took a little while to find a good home for this paper, which is understandable given the relatively small scale of the analysis, but I think it's actually settled in the proper venue of the Southeastern Naturalist! We are happy to have it out, and think it shows a few cool things about bees, mainly that even at a small scale you get fairly different subsets of species hanging out in different spots. Importantly, you can also get a pretty good snapshot of the community without sacrificing huge numbers of bees. This was something of a trial run, and we hope to expand this study a bit more to look at how restoration schemes and floral diversity influence the bees in fragmented habitats around Alabama.
Jeffrey D. Lozier, Clare N. Ols, Charles A. Pitsenberger, Vanessa M. Marshall, Monica H.M. Watkins "Partitioning of Bee Diversity at a Small Spatial Scale in an Urban Arboretum," Southeastern Naturalist, 19(1), 21-43, (6 February 2020). https://doi.org/10.1656/058.019.0103
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