The Sci-Files – 07/19/2020 – Jenna Walters – Blueberry Pollination with Bees

Chelsie Boodoo and Daniel Puentes

Jenna Walters
Jenna Walters

On this week’s The Sci-Files, your hosts Chelsie and Danny interview Jenna Walters. Jenna is a M.S. student studying the influence of extreme heat conditions on blueberry pollination and bee nutrition. Her work draws from an applied ecology background as she studies the entire blueberry crop system- pollen physiology and chemistry, fruit yield and quality, and bee health and diet preference. Jenna has broad interests in pollination ecology across natural and managed systems and is particularly interested in understanding the ramifications of climate change on crop and bee health.

bees under the genus Andrena
Bee under the genus Andrena by Jenna Walters

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