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PolliNation Podcast and Lab Update

If you love bees, and you have not yet subscribed to PolliNation, you’re missing out! OSU Professor and PolliNation podcast host, Andony Melathopolous, does a wonderful job assembling a diverse array of guests to talk all things pollinator. Aaron Anderson … Continue reading

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Webinar on Willamette Valley Native Plants and Pollinators

Aaron’s webinar on his Ph.D. research has been posted on YouTube. He highlights some really interesting results from his 2017 and 2018 field seasons, including recommendations for what to plant, if you are interested in attracting native bees to your … Continue reading

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Do Gardeners Like the Same Flowers as Bees?

In 2017 and 2018, Aaron and Lucas took weekly counts of bees on their native plant plots. Aaron has summarized the data for 2017 (below) according to bee morpho-type. The morphotype categories are the same general categories that have been … Continue reading

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First Bee List from Native Plant Study

We are so lucky that Lincoln Best has been in Oregon, supporting the work of the Oregon Bee Atlas. Linc was kind enough to take a look at Aaron’s bees, before going back to Canada. Aaron is currently taking a … Continue reading

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Upcoming Webinars Feature Garden Ecology Lab Research

If you are interested in hearing more about our research, please consider sitting in on one of the upcoming webinars we are presenting, as part of the Advanced Training Series for Master Gardeners, organized by OSU Extension Faculty Member, Brooke … Continue reading

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Urban Garden Soils Study Update

It has been a busy summer in the Garden Ecology Lab! Mykl Nelson successfully defended his thesis on urban garden soils, and graduated with a M.S. in Horticulture this past June. Gail, Aaron, and Mykl all shared their research results … Continue reading

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Master Gardener Input Needed!

We are soliciting Master Gardener feedback on the attractiveness of the native wildflowers that Aaron Anderson is studying for pollinator plantings. More detail on the study can be found at: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/gardenecologylab/native-plants-2/ As we mention, not only are we interested in … Continue reading

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Isabella Featured on Episode of PolliNation Podcast

Garden Ecology Lab undergraduate, Isabella Messer, is featured on this week’s episode of the PolliNation podcast. Isabella joins the ‘research retinue’ group of undergraduates at Oregon State University, to discuss recent research papers: Hung, Keng-Lou James, Jennifer M. Kingston, Matthias … Continue reading

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Garden Ecology Lab News, January 2018

It’s been a busy month in the Garden Ecology Lab. Gail’s manuscript on bees in home and community gardens has been published in Acta Hort.┬áBriefly, the results of this literature review are that: 213 species of bee have been collected … Continue reading

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Research Update: Studying Willamette Valley’s Native Plants

The post below comes from Aaron Anderson, a M.S. student in the OSU Department of Horticulture, and a member of the Garden Ecology Lab. ************************************* This past summer, we conducted the first field season of a study screening native plants … Continue reading

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