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Bumblebees do best where there is less pavement and more floral diversity
Date:12/24/2012

h has proved in the past to be very difficult, especially over large areas. Instead, she analyzed the genetic relatedness of bees foraging in the landscape.

If bees collected in an area were genetically identified as sisters, they came from the same colony. Unrelated bees came from different colonies. Jha used this information, plus the bees' locations, to estimate the number of bee colonies in an area and determine how far afield the individual bees were foraging.


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Contact: Shalene Jha
sjha@austin.utexas.edu
248-719-5766
University of Texas at Austin
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