This guide is based on the research of and was created by the Gratton Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We conduct research in the areas of wild bee ecology and conservation, and work in a number of different agro-ecosystems in Wisconsin. Our goal is to understand how land-use and agricultural management affect wild bee abundance and diversity, and how wild bees contribute to the pollination of crop plants.
The online guide was developed with support from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), one of three bioenergy research centers established in 2007 by the U.S. Department of Energy. GLBRC is working to meet the nation’s need for a comprehensive suite of clean energy technologies by developing a robust pipeline from biomass production through final conversion to fuel, with sustainability as a unifying theme.
Rachel Mallinger, PhD student, University of Wisconsin-Madison