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

Maine Staff Member


Brianne Du Clos

Brianne Looze

Email: brianne.duclos@maine.edu

Education

  • Ph D University of Maine 2019
  • MS University of Maine 2012
  • BS University of Wisconsin-Superior 2009

Biography

Growing up in the great state of Wisconsin, I became fascinated with forested landscapes at a very young age. I set out for a career in forest conservation, but ended up discovering the field of landscape ecology and soon found myself headed down a very different path. Now I’m studying native pollinator conservation by assessing what landscape characteristics aid wild bees to most efficiently and effectively pollinate crops in the Northeast US. When I’m away from school, you’ll find me cooking or baking delicious treats, hiking in the Maine woods, or visiting one of Maine’s 60+ lighthouses.

Research Publications Publication Date
Groff, S.C., C.S. Loftin, F.A. Drummond, S. Bushmann, and B.McGill. 2016. Parameterization of the InVEST Crop Pollination Model to spatially predict abundance of wild blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton) native bee pollinators in Maine, USA. Environmental Modeling and Software 79:1-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.01.003 | Download 2016-01-31
Du Clos, Brianne, F. Drummond, and C.S. Loftin. 2020. Landscape context across a single crop system affects wild bee communities. Environmental Entomology. 49: 502-515. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvaa001 2020-01-31
Presentations Presentation Date
Looze, B.E., C.S. Loftin, and F.A. Drummond. 2013. Characterization of native pollinator habitat in electric transmission easements of Washington County, Maine. Landscape-level conservation in Downeast Maine: collaborating for strategic effectiveness. Poster presented at the Schoodic Education and Research Center, Winter Harbor, ME, 23 October. 2013-10-23
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
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
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., 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., 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. 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. 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. 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
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
Du Clos, B., S. Hanes, C. Loftin, F. Drummond, and S.Groff. 2015. Development of a Pollinator Habitat Assessment Tool in Maine’s Wild Blueberry Landscape. presentation at the 2015 Northeast Natural History Conference, Springfield, MA, April 18-20. 2015-04-18
Du Clos, B., S. Hanes, C. Loftin, F. Drummond, and S.Groff. 2015. Development of a Pollinator Habitat Assessment Tool in Maine’s Wild Blueberry Landscape. presentation at the 2015 Maine Sustainability and Water Conference, Augusta, Me, March 31. 2015-03-31
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., 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. 2016. A tool for grower assessment of wild bee abundance in the Maine wild blueberry landscape. Colby Conference on Community, Culture, and Conservation. Waterville, ME. 7-9 April. Poster. 2016-04-07
Du Clos, B., Hanes, S.P., Groff, S.C., Loftin, C.S., and F.A. Drummond. 2015. BeeMapper: a tool for grower assessment of wild bee abundance. Wild Blueberry Research and Extension Workers 2015 Annual Conference. Bar Harbor, ME, 13 October. 2015-10-13
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., 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., 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. 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, F. Drummond, and P. deMaynadier. 2020. Rights-of-way management for native insect pollinators in the northeastern USA: literature meta-analysis and preliminary summary of Maine’s bumblebee and butterfly roadside surveys. Presentation to the Maine Department of Transportation, 30 march, web format. 2020-03-30
Du Clos, B., C.S. Loftin, F. Drummond, and P. deMaynadier. 2018. Rights-of-way management for native insect pollinators in the northeastern USA: literature meta-analysis and preliminary summary of Maine’s bumblebee and butterfly roadside surveys. Presentation at the Northeastern Transportation and Wildlife Conference. 9-12 September, Amherst, MA. 2018-09-09
Chapin, S.J., C.S. Loftin, and F.Drummond. 2014. Effects of landsacpe pattern and arrangement on native bee abundance in Maine's wild blueberries. Presentation at the 70th Annual Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, April 13-15, Portland, ME. 2014-04-13
Chapin, S., C.S. Loftin, and F. Drummond. 2013. Assessing the Effect of Landscape Pattern and Arrangement on Native Bee Abundance in Maine’s Blueberry Fields, Poster Presentation at the Northeast Natural History Conference, April 13-15, Springfield, MA. 2013-04-13
Chapin, S., C. Loftin, and F. Drummond. The application of spatial modeling tools to assess the effect of landscape pattern and arrangement on native bee abundance in Maine's wild blueberries. Poster presentation at the 2013 International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health, and Policy, August 14-17, Penn State University, University Park, PA. 2013-08-14
Technical Publications Publication Date
Du Clos, B., C. S. Loftin, F. Drummond, and P. deMaynadier. 2020. Literature Review: Pollinator Habitat Management Along Rights-of-Way, Progress report, June 2019-March 2020. 2020-03-31
Du Clos, B. C. Loftin, and F.A. Drummond. 2017. BeeMapper web page. https://umaine.edu/beemapper/ 2017-12-31
Du Clos, B. C. Loftin, and F.A. Drummond. 2017. BeeMapper tool Quick reference Guide. https://umaine.edu/beemapper/wp-content/uploads/sites/353/2017/07/BeeMapper-Quick-Guide-for-Web.pdf 2017-12-31