Presenter: Megan Evans
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Date: November 1, 2017
Time: Noon to 1 pm
Location: Conference Room ‘A’, Husky Conference Centre, Calgary, AB - Plus 30 level, 707-8th Avenue SW
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Cost: Free. No charge for Members or Non-Members
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Alberta has over 300 wild bee species but most research and attention is focused on a handful of managed species. These wild bees face many of the same threats as managed bees, in addition to competition for food caused by the increasing presence of non-native, managed bees. More awareness of the diversity and conservation issues surrounding our native bees is needed. Land managers (and the general public) should be aware that non-native, managed bees can have a negative impact on our native pollinators.
Megan completed her undergraduate degree in Environmental Science at the University of Calgary. During this time, she spent her summers working with Agriculture Canada on a pollination study and this began a true love and respect for native bees. She then pursued a master’s degree studying grazing impacts on native pollinators in rough fescue grasslands. After this and a short stint working in the environmental consulting industry, Megan was hired as an Invasive Plants Technician with AESRD and then as a Forest Health Officer before joining Alberta Parks as a Park Ecologist.
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