“Surprisingly, despite the critical importance of bees as pollinators, until now there has been no comprehensive source of information on where the different bee species of the world are found… the authors of this paper are the world experts on this topic, and their work is a big step forward for the field of biodiversity conservation,” EOAS faculty member Rachael Winfree told CNN in an article in the “Call to Earth” section titled “The bee population is dying. Researchers have created the first global map of the species to save them.”
CNN spoke to Winfree regarding a paper recently published in the journal Current Biology “Global Patterns and Drivers of Bee Distribution,” written by Michael C. Orr, Alice C. Hughes, Douglas Chesters, John Pickering, Chao-Dong Zhu, and John S. Ascher (none of the authors are affiliated with Rutgers).
Winfree is a professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources in the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.
Read the full story in CNN here.
Read the full paper in Current Biology here.