Grow Native Massachusetts is proud to present our 2019 Evenings with Experts lecture series!
Join us for this talk with Robert Gegear, an Assistant Professor of Biology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
For almost two decades, pollinators have been declining in abundance, species richness, and geographic distribution at an unprecedented rate worldwide. While media attention has focused largely on the domesticated European honeybee, the decline of our native species poses a significant threat to global biodiversity due to the keystone role that pollinators play in terrestrial ecosystems. Biologist Robert Gegear will explain the beautifully complex interactions between plant species and the insects that pollinate them— intricate ecological systems that we humans are only beginning to understand. Join us to learn how Dr. Gegear’s research on pollination ‘networks’ can help develop truly effective conservation and restoration strategies, and come away with scientifically informed and practical actions you can take to support these vital insects.
Dr. Robert Gegear is the founder of the Bee-cology Project, an initiative that uses citizen science to collect much-needed ecological data on native pollinator species and pollinator habitat.
Thank you to our community partners— the Cambridge Public Library, Mount Auburn Cemetery, and the Boston Society of Landscape Architects— for their support of this series.
Continuing education credits will be available.