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What’s the Buzz: Native Pollinators of San Diego

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Speaker: Annika Nabors

Synopsis: Living in the (landscape) Matrix: plant-pollinator relationships in southern California: As development intensifies in southern California, native habitats grow increasingly scarce and fragmented, and non-native cultivated plants become big business. Insect pollinators provide crucial ecosystem services to many species of plants, yet their distribution, behavior, and impact are notably under-studied. I discuss several past and current projects that examine connections between native and non-native plants and their insect pollinators, and how human activities affect these relationships.

 

About the speaker: Annika Nabors has studied plant-pollinator relationships in both wild and cultivated landscapes, insect taxonomy and ecology, and landscape-level diversity associated with chaparral and endangered coastal sage scrub. She received her master’s in biology from UC San Diego. Formerly a field entomologist at the San Diego Natural History Museum, she now works as a research assistant at UC Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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Date:
June 22
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost:
Free
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Cabrillo National Monument
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
San Diego, CA 92106 United States
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Phone:
(619) 222-4747
Website:
cnmf.org