Research is helping to develop protocols for pollinator conservation and restoration.
The lab of Rachael Winfree, associate professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, focuses its research on bees and pollination, including the pollination of crops, and in communicating those scientific results to the agricultural community.
Her lab has focused its outreach efforts on two areas related to sustainable crop pollination. First is developing science-based protocols for pollinator restoration on private lands, an effort funded through several federal Farm Bill programs. Winfree and colleagues are testing the efficacy of different pollinator restoration protocols, in collaboration with New Jersey Natural Resource Conservation Service and the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.