Recent Publications

Below are some recent publications from Kremen Lab:

  1. Species abundance, not diet breadth, drives the persistence of the most linked pollinators as plant-pollinator networks disassemble

    Winfree, R., N.M. Williams, J. Dushoff and C. Kremen.

    2014. American Naturalist, 183: 600-611.

  2. Evaluating nesting microhabitat for ground-nesting bees using emergence traps

    Sardinas, H. S., C. Kremen

    2014. Basic and Applied Ecology, 181: 206-212

  3. Pollinator Interactions with Yellow Starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis) across Urban, Agricultural, and Natural Landscapes

    M. Leong, C. Kremen, and G.K. Roderick.

    2014. PLoS One, 9: e86357

  4. Detecting Pest Control Services across Spatial and Temporal Scales

    Chaplin-Kramer, R., P. de Valpine, N.J. Mills, C. Kremen.

    2013. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 181: 206-212

  5. Hedgerow restoration promotes pollinator populations and exports native bees to adjacent fields

    Morandin, L.A. and C. Kremen

    2013. Ecological Applications. 23:829-839

Why Farmers Must Grow Insects Like a Crop – Or Starve

For the last few years, Richard Rant has agreed to let researchers introduce strips of wildflowers among the blueberry plants on his family’s farm in West Olive, Michigan. It’s part of an experiment to see if the wildflowers can encourage pollinating insects and, in a small way, begin to reverse the worldwide decline in beneficial insects. It’s also a pioneering effort in the nascent movement to persuade farmers to grow insects almost as if they were a crop.

February 3rd, 2014. Richard Conniff

Diverse Introspectives: A Conversation with Claire Kremen

On September 6th, I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Claire Kremen of UC Berkeley. I’ve been following Dr. Kremen’s work since becoming interested in agro-ecological systems and native pollinator ecology, areas where she has made innumerable contributions. I was thrilled that she was willing to chat with me for Diverse Introspectives.

October 8th, 2013 Hilary Burgess

http://www.biodiverseperspectives.com/2013/10/08/diverse-introspectives-a-conversation-with-claire-kremen/

 

Wild Bees Are Good for Crops, But Crops Are Bad For Bees

Some of the most healthful foods you can think of — blueberries, cranberries, apples, almonds and squash — would never get to your plate without the help of insects. No insects, no pollination. No pollination, no fruit.

Farmers who grow these crops often rely on honeybees to do the job. But scientists are now reporting that honeybees, while convenient, are not necessarily the best pollinators.

March 1st, 2013. Dan Charles

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/03/01/173167125/wild-bees-are-good-for-crops-but-crops-are-bad-for-bees

at the University of California Berkeley