Dr. Robert Gegear, assistant professor of biology at UMass – Dartmouth and founder of The Beecology Project, will present research on plant-pollinator interactions and solutions to their decline. Before his talk, local organizations and groups will have tables where they will provide information about their pollinator work. Come early to learn how you can get involved!
6:00 – 6:30 pm Information Tables
6:30 – 8:00 pm Talk by Dr. Gegear
The event is being co-sponsored by the Concord Land Conservation Trust and the Natural Resources Division and held in partnership with the Concord Pollinator Health Advisory Committee and the CCHS Green Team.
About Dr. Gegear
Dr. Robert Gegear, is an assistant professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. His research interests include the conservation of native pollination systems, floral evolution, and bumblebee ecology. The Gegear Lab at UMASS Dartmouth researches the neuroecology and conservation of plant-pollinator interactions through integrative experimental approaches from fields such as animal behavior, human psychology, molecular biology, community ecology, and computational biology. Previously Dr. Gegear taught at Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he founded The Beecology Project, funded by the National Science Foundation. This initiative uses citizen science to collect much-needed ecological data on native pollinator species and pollinator habitat.