What's the Buzz? Understanding the Status of Native Bees & How to Help

April 16, 2019 - 6:00pm
UBC-Okanagan Campus


What's the Buzz? Understanding the status of native bees and what you can do to help

Tuesday April 16th,  6:00 PM – University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus - Room ASC 130

Dr. Sheila Colla a renowned Ecologist and bee expert from York University will be on campus . Dr.Colla will discuss general information about native bee diversity and the ecosystem services they provide. She will provide an overview of their conservation status and describe how we can help declining species at the policy and individual levels.

Free Registration at:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/whats-the-buzz-tickets-60139222032

Door will open at 5:45- Refreshments will be served after the talk.

Dr. Colla is a classically trained Ecologist using scientific to address real-world conservation issues. Her research has focused on the conservation of lesser understood native species such as bees, butterflies and flowering plants. As pollinators and pollination have become important issues among policymakers and the public in recent years, her work has become more interdisciplinary.

She works closely with environmental NGOs, landowners, academic partners and government agencies at the municipal, provincial and federal levels to implement conservation management based on the best available science. Her research considers species with large ranges across the US and Canada but also local species which are at-risk here in Ontario.

More information about Dr. Colla can be found here: https://collasheila.wixsite.com/pollinators

Dr. Colla is also available for individual meetings on Tuesday the 16th from 2:30 to 4:00 PM and on Wednesday from 9-10 AM. If you are interested to meet with her please contact Carolina Restrepo-Tamayo at the email below.

For more information about this event, contact carolina.restrepo@ubc.ca.