College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences

Congratulations to PhD candidate, Jacob Cecala, whose recent paper examining the high degree of floral fidelity by native bees in California plant nurseries is featured on the cover of the June 2020 issue of Ecology!

cecala ecology cover

COVER PHOTO: A female sweat bee, Halictus ligatus, perches on the petals of an ornamental crepe myrtle, Lagerstroemia indica, at a plant nursery in Irwindale, California, USA. In this issue, The Scientific Naturalist series shares how Cecala and Wilson Rankin (Article e03021; doi:10.1002/ecy.3021) paint-marked bees to track their foraging patterns on flowering plants inside commercial nurseries. Individual bees were highly consistent in their day-to-day flower choices, despite their florally diverse agricultural habitats. Photo credit: Jacob Cecala.



Ecology June 2020 Cover

UCR Press Release

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