Assessing the Potential for Regenerating Conifer Forests to Provide Habitat for Bees
Researchers: Jim Rivers, Matt Betts
Study Objective: Evaluating the potential suitability of regenerating conifer forests as habitat for bees
Summary: Little is known about the effects of intensive forest management on pollinator habitat. This study will help fill that research gap, with a focus on invertebrate pollinators in the managed conifer forests of the Pacific Northwest.
- Rivers, J.W., et al. 2018. A Review of Research Needs for Pollinators in Managed Conifer Forests. J. For. 116(6):563–572. doi: 10.1093/jofore/fvy052
- Rivers, J.W., et al. 2018. Wild bee diversity is enhanced by experimental removal of timber harvest residue within intensively managed conifer forest. Global Change Biology Bioenergy 10(10):766-781. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12531
- Providing Habitat for Native Pollinators. OSU Extension Service EC1649