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The Role of Honey Bees in Natural Areas - A Conversation
Vicki Wojcik of the Pollinator Partnership and Rich Hatfield of the Xerces Society reprise the popular talks they gave at the 2018 Natural Areas Conference in October. Vicki will speak on "Flora Resource Competition Between Honey Bees and Wild Bees: Is There Clear Evidence and Can We Guide Management and Conservation?" and Rich will speak on "Honey Bees in the Pollination Networks of Natural Areas? -- An Overview and Best Management Practices."

Feb 20, 2019 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Rich Hatfield
Senior Conservation Biologist, Endangered Species Program @Xerces Society
Rich is a senior conservation biologist for the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and has a Master’s degree in Conservation Biology from San Francisco State University. His Master’s thesis focused on bumble bee conservation and the habitat attributes that contribute to bumble bee species richness. He has authored several publications on bumble bees, including a set of management guidelines entitled Conserving Bumble Bees. He serves as the Red List Authority for the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) Bumble Bee Specialist Group. In this role he has authored IUCN Red List Assessments for North American bumble bees, and coordinated the assessment of bumble bee Red List Assessments in Central and South America.
Vicki Wojcik, PhD
Research Director @Pollinator Partnership
Vicki has been working to protect and promote pollinators with Pollinator Partnership since 2011. As Research Director she oversees P2’s research program, keeping on top of new and emerging pollinator issues and managing a program set that includes pollinator habitat conservation and landscape management assessments; understanding and enhancing agroecosystems; land use and pesticide policy review; support for threatened and critical species; and ecosystem service assessments.