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Bees are an essential part of human life as they provide important pollination to many crops used for food while also promoting flowering plant growth. Within the urban setting there are places that keep this in mind and attempt to conserve bee population by planting native species of plants, just as parks plant bee-friendly flowers, and urban gardens use vegetables and flowers known to attract bees. Urban gardens work to provide vegetables and organic produce to communities in order to alleviate food crisis and subsequently also grow pollinator-friendly food. This study focused on whether the biodiversity of bees, wasps, hoverflies and other significant pollinators are being affected by these different types of urban land use and their resource availability. Urban gardens and restoration efforts were therefore used to gauge how human manipulation of the environment in certain urban areas can possibly change how pollination occurs.

Publication Date

4-24-2019

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Honors Thesis

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Patrick K Williams

Primary Advisor's Department

Biology

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Stander Symposium poster

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Presenter: Emily Ann Rickert

Flourishing the Urban Environment: How Urban Gardens Affect Pollinators

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