Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Maine
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Maine Project


Increasing parameter accuracy of an agriculturally focused, spatially-explicit bee abundance model

September 2014 - May 2019


Personnel

Participating Agencies

  • USDA Northeast SARE

The increasing risk of relying on honeybees for crop pollination has led to growing interest in native bees as a potential alternative to ensure successful production. This research is examining the use of powerline easements for nesting and foraging by native bees to understand relationships of landscape setting to native bee diversity.

Presentations Presentation Date
Du Clos, B., C.S. Loftin, and F. Drummond. 2016. Landscape pattern and native bee communities in the northeastern U.S. Poster Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit's Coordinating Committee Meeting, Orono, ME. 23 March. 2016-03-23
Du Clos, B., C.S. Loftin, and F. Drummond. 2016. Landscape pattern and native bee communities in the northeastern U.S. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit's Coordinating Committee Meeting, Orono, ME. 23 March. 2016-03-23
Du Clos, B., C.S. Loftin, and F. Drummond. 2016. Where the wild bees are: how wild bees use Maine’s landscape. UMaine Student Research Symposium, Bangor, ME. 2016-04-27
Du Clos, B., Loftin, C.S., and F.A. Drummond. 2016. Wild bee communities in non-crop land cover in the Maine (USA) wild blueberry landscape. 2016 International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health, and Policy. University Park, PA. Poster. 2016-07-21
Du Clos, B., Hanes, S.P., Groff, S.C., Loftin, C.S., and F.A. Drummond. 2015. A tool for grower assessment of wild bee abundance in the Maine wild blueberry landscape. Student Conference on Conservation Science. New York, NY. 7-9 October. Poster. 2015-10-07
Du Clos, B., Hanes, S.P., Groff, S.C., Loftin, C.S., and F.A. Drummond. 2015. A tool for grower assessment of wild bee abundance in the Maine wild blueberry landscape. Student Conference on Conservation Science. New York, NY. 7-9 October. Poster. 2015-10-07
Du Clos, B., Loftin, C.S., and F.A. Drummond. 2016. Wild bee communities in non-crop land cover in the Maine (USA) wild blueberry landscape. 2016 International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health, and Policy. University Park, PA. Poster. 2016-07-21
Du Clos, B., Loftin, C.S., and F.A. Drummond. 2016. Wild bee communities in non-crop land cover in the Maine (USA) wild blueberry landscape. XXV International Congress of Entomology. Orlando, FL. 26-30 September 2016-09-29
Du Clos, B.E., C.S. Loftin, and F.Drummond. 2014. Native bee communities in electric transmission easements of Washington County, Maine. Poster presentation at the 70th Annual Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, April 13-15, Portland, ME. 2014-04-13
DuClos, B. C.S. Loftin, and F. Drummond. 2017. Improving parameterization of a predictive bee abundance model in a complex landscape. Presentation at the Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Denver, CO. 5-8 November. 2017-11-05
DuClos, B. L., C.S. Loftin, and F. Drummond.2017. Wild bee communities in non-crop land cover in Maine’s (USA) wild blueberry production landscape. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR, 6-11 August. 2017-08-06
DuClos, B., S.P. Hanes, C.S. Loftin, and F.A. Drummond. 2015. A web-based tool for grower assessment of native bee abundance in the wild blueberry production landscape. Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Annual Coordinating Committee Meeting, Wells Conference Center, Orono, ME, 25 March. 2015-03-25
DuClos, B., S.P. Hanes, C.S. Loftin, and F.A. Drummond. 2015. A web-based tool for grower assessment of native bee abundance in the wild blueberry production landscape. Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Annual Coordinating Committee Meeting, Wells Conference Center, Orono, ME, 25 March. 2015-03-25
DuClos, B., S.P. Hanes, C.S. Loftin, and F.A. Drummond. 2015. A web-based tool for grower assessment of native bee abundance in the wild blueberry production landscape. Maine State Wild Blueberry Growers meeting, Bangor, ME, March 15. 2015-03-15
DuClos, B., S.P. Hanes, C.S. Loftin, and F.A. Drummond. 2015. Honey bees and the landscape: Choosing an optimal apiary site. Maine state beekeepers association, Hampden, ME, 14 November. 2015-11-14
DuClos, B.L., S. Hanes, C.S. Loftin, F. Drummond. 2014. A web-based tool for grower assessment of native bee abundance in the wild blueberry production landscape. Presentation at the 1 December Maine EPSCoR State Conference, Wells Conference Center, Orono, ME. (poster) 2014-12-01
DuClos, B.L., S.P. Hanes, C.S. Loftin, and F.A. Drummond. 2014. Wild Blueberry Commission Advisory Board Meeting, Brunswick, ME, November 2014-11-01
Hanes, S.P., B. Du Clos, S.P., Groff, S.C., Loftin, C.S., and F.A. Drummond. 2016. When farming is like fishing: Lessons from the BeeMapper. Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions Seminar, Orono, ME. 15 February. 2016-02-15
Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Du Clos, B.E. 2019. Landscape pattern and wild bee communities in Maine. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Maine, Orono, 230 pp. 2019-05-31