The Shutterbee Project, with Webster University’s Nicole Miller-Struttmann
Saturday, May 7th, 2022
In-Person at IPHF: 1-2pm CST
In her presentation, Nicole Miller-Struttmann will be talking about her work with Shutterbee, a citizen science program that tracks bee diversity in gardens through photography. Volunteers photograph the bees in their backyard every 2 weeks and share their results to a public application, iNaturalist. Miller-Struttman’s research team identifies the bees and plants they are visiting to test how urbanization and gardening affect bee diversity and behavior. To date, they have over 200 participants and 20,000 bee observations from around the St. Louis Area.
Nicole Miller-Struttmann is the Laurance L. Browning Jr. endowed Assistant Professor of Biology at Webster University. Her research centers on the ecology and evolution of species interactions and responses to climate change. Recent projects include bumble bee trait evolution in response to long-term climate change; development of non-invasive survey techniques for pollinators; and pollination and habitat specialization in rare and common plant species. Miller-Struttman received her PhD in evolution, ecology and population biology from Washington University in St. Louis and her undergraduate degree in biology from Loyal University in Chicago. She has been interviewed by The Atlantic, Nature, BBC Radio, St. Louis Public Radio and The Washington Post.
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