Occurrence

Bee Biology and Systematics Laboratory

Latest version published by USDA-ARS Pollinating Insect-Biology, Management, Systematics Research on 26 November 2019 USDA-ARS Pollinating Insect-Biology, Management, Systematics Research
The Pollinating Insects -- Biology, Management and Systematics Research Unit (PIRU) was founded in the late 1940s as part of the alfalfa seed production unit. We focus primarily on pollination research with bees.The mission of the Pollinating Insect - Biology, Management and Systematics Research Unit is the development of non-Apis bees, for example the alfalfa leafcutting bee and blue orchard bee, as crop pollinators. Research emphasis areas include the development and improvement of management systems for bee populations, biological studies of bees, plant-pollination systems, and bee biosystematics. Cross-pollinated crops not effectively pollinated by honey bees have been targeted for improved pollination management, and the candidacy of selected pollinator species continues to be eval... More

Description

The Pollinating Insects -- Biology, Management and Systematics Research Unit (PIRU) was founded in the late 1940s as part of the alfalfa seed production unit. We focus primarily on pollination research with bees.The mission of the Pollinating Insect - Biology, Management and Systematics Research Unit is the development of non-Apis bees, for example the alfalfa leafcutting bee and blue orchard bee, as crop pollinators. Research emphasis areas include the development and improvement of management systems for bee populations, biological studies of bees, plant-pollination systems, and bee biosystematics. Cross-pollinated crops not effectively pollinated by honey bees have been targeted for improved pollination management, and the candidacy of selected pollinator species continues to be evaluated. Current research on established species, like the alfalfa leafcutting bee and blue orchard bee, is directed toward developing control programs for pests and diseases, improving management that will result in better bee health and demonstrating pollination efficacy and increased producer profitability on "new" crops.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 561,820 records.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

USDA-ARS Bee Biology and Systematics Laboratory. Bee Biology and Systematics Laboratory. Occurrence Dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/anyror accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-02-28.

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 10e44c48-0839-4a20-86d5-f0e23ae2e366.  USDA-ARS Pollinating Insect-Biology, Management, Systematics Research publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Metadata; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Harold Ikerd
Biological Science Lab Technician
USDA-ARS Pollinating Insects Research Unit
5310 Old Main Hill
84321 Logan
Utah
US
435-797-2526
https://www.ars.usda.gov/people-locations/person/?person-id=39335

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Harold Ikerd
Biological Science Lab Technician
USDA-ARS Pollinating Insects Research Unit
5310 Old Main Hill
84321 Logan
Utah
US
435-797-2526
https://www.ars.usda.gov/people-locations/person/?person-id=39335

Who filled in the metadata:

Harold Ikerd
Biological Science Lab Technician
USDA-ARS Pollinating Insects Research Unit
5310 Old Main Hill
84321 Logan
Utah
US
435-797-2526
https://www.ars.usda.gov/people-locations/person/?person-id=39335

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Elizabeth Sellers

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Kingdom  Animalia
Phylum  Arthropoda
Class  Insecta
Order  Hymenoptera

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1819-08-07 / 2012-08-25

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 10e44c48-0839-4a20-86d5-f0e23ae2e366
https://bison.usgs.gov/ipt/resource?r=usda-ars-beebiologyandsystematicslab