The Eighth Annual BEEvent Pollinator Conference was presented via Zoom, in March of 2022.
Since we’re still in a pandemic situation, hosting an in-person event isn’t possible in 2022, so we’re hosting a virtual conference. We have a great lineup of speakers, and this year you can watch and listen in the comfort of your own home!
A link to the archived videos of the conference will also be provided soon after the event, in case you miss any of it or suffer from “Zoom fatigue.”
We’re proud to present a great lineup of speakers:
Dr. Olivia Carril – Bee-plant relationships: A match made in heaven or love on the rocks?
Dr. Carril has been studying native bees for over 25 years. She received her BS in biology from Utah State University, while conducting a survey of the bees of Pinnacles National Monument in California. Her MSc is also from Utah State University, and involved a study of the bee fauna of the 2-million-acre Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. For her PhD at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, she focused on the evolution of host choice and specialization for one bee group called Diadasia, that visits globe mallow or cactus flowers. She is the coauthor of two books: The Bees in Your Backyard, a Field Guide to North America’s Bees, and the Common Bees of Eastern North America. Her third book, a field guide to common western bees, is submitted for publication. She is also conducting several large-scale surveys of bees in northern New Mexico. In her spare time, she teaches middle school science to girls. She lives in Santa Fe New Mexico, with her husband and two daughters, all of whom are excellent field assistants.
Erin Wickliffe – The Bug Eat Bug World in your Backyard
Erin Wickliffe was raised in the Pacific Northwest and attended both Walla Walla University and Oregon State University gaining a BS in General Biology. She then moved to Colorado State University to obtain a MS in BioAgricultural Sciences and Pest Management.
Several years were spent at the USDA-ARS-National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation maintaining and preserving tissue culture germplasm collections. This was followed by employment working with pests and pathogens in the cereal grain industry, vegetable seed crops and nursery commodities. These days she is happy surrounded daily in the Nursery and Christmas Tree Industry working for the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
Dr. Gail Langellotto – Native Plant-Bee Associations in Western Oregon
Gail Langellotto received her B.S. in biology and M.S. and Ph.D. in entomology, all from the University of Maryland. Upon graduation, she completed her post-Doctoral training in entomology at UC Davis. Her first faculty position was as an Assistant Professor of Biology at Fordham University, in the Bronx.
Currently, she is a Professor of Horticulture at Oregon State University, where she also coordinates the statewide Extension Master Gardener Program and serves as the principle investigator for the Garden Ecology Lab. Her research and extension program are focused on developing a better understanding of how to design and manage gardens and other urban greenspaces to promote ecosystem services in urban and suburban landscapes.
Sarah Kincaid – The Oregon Orchard Bee Health Cocoon Survey
Sarah Kincaid Oregon State University- Department of Horticulture, Faculty Research Assistant. Sarah is part of the team working on the Oregon Bee Atlas which is a cooperative research effort between the Oregon Department of Agriculture, Oregon State University Extension Service and the Oregon Department of Forestry
And much more!