BEE Inspired REU

This summer Jenny  teamed up with Dr. Bistra Dilkina  to co-mentored an REU student through the BEE Inspired Program.

Heather Strathearn, from Purdue University, conducted research related to species dispersal rates. She explored when and where species dispersal rates limit species’ abilities to track to new suitable habitats as a result of climate change.

In 2016, BEE Inspired REU participants Valerie Washington and Olivia Williams (Kennesaw State) worked on projects that used distribution mapping software developed by Jenny & Bistra to identify likely habitats for native bee species in the southeast. Their final products were a poster & story map about bee distributions.

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