Title

01. An Inventory of Bee and Arthropod Diversity in North Georgia

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Evan Lampert

Campus

Gainesville

Proposal Type

Poster

Subject Area

Biology

Start Date

22-3-2019 11:00 AM

End Date

20-3-2019 12:00 PM

Description/Abstract

Pollinator diversity is vital to the propagation of plants, not only in their native habitats, but also in modified ecosystems. Pollinator diversity is a reflection of an ecosystem’s health and vitality. We conducted an inventory using different colored traps and one non-painted trap in order to document pollinator diversity in suburban North Georgia. Traps were randomly placed in seven different sample locations. The contents of the traps were sampled every 48 hours for two weeks and individual traps attracted distinct sets of pollinators. The number of captured arthropods was recorded at each site and individual bees were identified to genus. The results of this inventory presented the need for further research into the effects of plant coverage, lawn maintenance, and human development practices on pollinator species diversity as well as pollinator preference in color selection.

Keywords: pollinator, bees, native, Georgia, diversity, arthropods

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01. An Inventory of Bee and Arthropod Diversity in North Georgia

Pollinator diversity is vital to the propagation of plants, not only in their native habitats, but also in modified ecosystems. Pollinator diversity is a reflection of an ecosystem’s health and vitality. We conducted an inventory using different colored traps and one non-painted trap in order to document pollinator diversity in suburban North Georgia. Traps were randomly placed in seven different sample locations. The contents of the traps were sampled every 48 hours for two weeks and individual traps attracted distinct sets of pollinators. The number of captured arthropods was recorded at each site and individual bees were identified to genus. The results of this inventory presented the need for further research into the effects of plant coverage, lawn maintenance, and human development practices on pollinator species diversity as well as pollinator preference in color selection.

Keywords: pollinator, bees, native, Georgia, diversity, arthropods