The opposite of a pest: Bees, wasps and other beneficial bugs

Inspiration Dissemination

Scott Mitchell is a 4th year PhD student in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences advised by Dr. Sandy DeBano. His overarching research goal is to understand how different land management practices may impact beneficial invertebrate communities in a variety of managed landscapes. Yes, you read that right: beneficial invertebrates. Because while many invertebrates have a bad rep, they’re actually unsung heroes of the world. They pollinate plants, aerate soil, eat actual pest invertebrates and are prey for many other species. To learn more about native bees and other nonpollinating species, check out the episode! Hosted by Lisa Hildebrand and Grace Deitzler.

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