Media Tip Sheet: Pollination as an Ecosystem Service

Presentations at the 106th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America featuring research on the role of pollinator species in ecosystem health and human livelihoods, and how best to conserve pollinator populations in a changing world.

July 28, 2020
For Immediate Release

Contact: Heidi Swanson Winstead, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@idieh

ESA is offering complimentary registration at the 106th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America for press and institutional public information officers (see credential policy). The meeting will feature live plenaries, panels and Q&A sessions from August 2–6, 2021. To apply for press registration, please contact ESA Public Information Manager Heidi Swanson Winstead at gro.asenull@idieh.

All live discussion times are in Pacific Daylight Time (U.S. West Coast).

 

On-Demand Talks with Live Discussion

Complex responses to plant stress by bumble bee (Bombus impatiens) foragers and impacts on colonial fitness
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 7:00 AM–8:00 AM    
Presenter: Caleb Bryan 

Reduced precipitation frequency increases pollinator resources in an Australian old-field grassland
Live discussion: Wednesday, August 4, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM      
Presenter: Amber Churchill        

Ways to improve wild blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) production sustainably in New Brunswick in partnership with territorial development stakeholders
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 7:00 AM–8:00 AM    
Presenter: Alexandra Caissie      

Super abundant, non-native honey bees (Apis mellifera) decrease the fitness of native, coastal sage scrub plants in Southern California
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 8:30 AM–9:30 AM    
Presenter: Dillon Travis

Climate change, agriculture and forest conservation: Future land use trade-offs for coffee production in Costa Rica        
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM     
Presenter: Natalia Aristizabal     

Plant-pollinator networks under drought perturbation alters generality of interactions
Live discussion: Wednesday, August 4, 2:30 PM–3:30 PM           
Presenter: Connor Morozumi    

Fire heterogeneity promotes pollinator diversity in southeastern U.S. pine forests
Live discussion: Wednesday, August 4, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM           
Presenter: Michael Ulyshen

Agro-ecological photovoltaic gardens: A green deal between sustainable energy, biodiversity and ecosystem services productions
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 7:00 AM–8:00 AM    
Presenter: Teodoro Semeraro

Nocturnal and diurnal contribution to pollination in urban community gardens
Live discussion: Wednesday, August 4, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM
Presenter: Nicole Elise Wonderlin           

Native floral strips fill seasonal resource gaps supporting pollinators in horticultural settings
Live discussion: Wednesday, August 4, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM           
Presenter: Lena Alice Schmidt   

Public perceptions of pollinators: A case for more inclusive pollinator conservation initiatives
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 2:30 PM–3:30 PM     
Presenter: Katherine Burns

Experimental warming and drought diminish the ability of prairies to support pollinators at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve
Live discussion: Wednesday, August 4, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM      
Presenter: Maggie Anderson      

The influence of ecological complexity on the interactions between key ecosystem services
Live discussion: Wednesday, August 4, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM           
Presenter: Chatura Vaidya          

Cross-scale social drivers of yard vegetative outcomes in the American residential macrosystem
Live discussion: Wednesday, August 4, 2:30 PM–3:30 PM           
Presenter: Aaron Grade

Assessment of supporting services from urban lawns versus meadows: Implications of urban greenspace management for ecosystem multifunctionality
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM     
Presenter: Shishir Paudel            

Mapping and assessment of pollination services on crops of Citrullus lanatus and Physalis ixocarpa in the coastal region of Jalisco, Mexico
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM     
Presenter: Oliverio Delgado-Carrillo       

Species pool influences on the stochasticity of local community assembly: An experimental test with nectar microbes
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 7:00 AM–8:00 AM    
Presenter: Leslie Decker

Land use and climate change interact to drive steep insect declines
Live discussion: Wednesday, August 4, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Presenter: Tim Newbold

Genotype, herbivory, and mycorrhizae interact to shape plant functional traits
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM     
Presenter: Mary Jamieson          

Desert bee and rodent assemblages track climate variability
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 7:00 AM–8:00 AM    
Presenter: Melanie Kazenel        

Linking plant-pollinator networks with traits to understand interaction variation
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM     
Presenter: Laura Burkle

Engaging Citizens in Butterfly Science in Tennessee
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Presenter: Steve McGaffin          

Can photosurveys track bee diversity? The successes and challenges of an urban community science program: Shutterbee
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM      
Presenter: Nicole Miller-Struttmann       

On-Demand Posters with Live Discussion

Nectar bacteria stimulate pollen germination and bursting to enhance their fitness
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 9:30 AM–10:30 AM  
Presenter: Shawn Christensen   

On their best behavior: Does conservation weaken effects of urbanization on bee visitation networks?
Live discussion: Wednesday, August 4, 3:30 PM–4:30 PM           
Presenter: Jessica Clones

Can powerline corridors provide pollinator habitat in a suburban landscape matrix?
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 9:30 AM–10:30 AM  
Presenter: Sheryl Hosler

Bee communities throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area: Time, area and management
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 9:30 AM–10:30 AM  
Presenter: Emily Morris

Recent climate change is creating hotspots of butterfly increase and decline across North America
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 9:30 AM–10:30 AM  
Presenter: Lauren Berry

Oleander aphid dynamics affect monarch butterfly egg abundance on milkweed host plants
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 3:30 PM–4:30 PM     
Presenter: Katie LaPlante            

Are temporal trends in bee and non-bee abundance similar in Plymouth County, MA?
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 3:30 PM–4:30 PM
Presenter: Wes Walsh   

Lethal collection of bumble bees (Bombus spp.) accelerates despite conservation concern
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 9:30 AM–10:30 AM  
Presenter: Zachary Miller            

Genera-specific analysis of wild bees in an urban ecosystem
Live discussion: Wednesday, August 4, 3:30 PM–4:30 PM           
Presenter: Matthew Healy          

How does landscape context influence pollination by wild bees in coffee farming landscapes?
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM      
Presenter: Leslie Spencer            

Effects of small-scale habitat restoration on genetic diversity and connectivity in bee populations
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM
Presenter: Hannah Hayes            

Earlier snowmelt and reduced summer precipitation alter floral traits important to pollination
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 7:00 AM–8:00 AM    
Presenter: John Powers

Restoration of bee communities in coastal sand ecosystem in Israel
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM        
Presenter: Karmit Levy  

Predicted thresholds for natural vegetation cover to safeguard pollination services to crops in agricultural landscapes
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM     
Presenter: Arnob Chatterjee      

Cacao pollination services are driven by pollen deposition, shade management and forest proximity
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM     
Presenter: Justine Vansynghel   

Exploring effects of arthropod-infecting pathogens on pollination: A meta-analysis
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 3:30 PM–4:30 PM     
Presenter: Rover Bernhard         

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