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Natural Inquirer Pollinator Resources

Pollinators include everything from bats and bees to butterflies and moths to ants and beetles. Pollinators play a major role in ecosystems, particularly plant reproduction, including food production. Below are all the Natural Inquirer publications focused on spreading knowledge about the importance of and issues facing pollinators.


Treasure Islands: Hawaiian Kipuka and the Futures of Hawaiian Birds: The scientists in this study were interested in learning about birds living in different sized kīpuka on the island of Hawai‘i. Kīpuka are like islands of forest surrounded by hardened lava. Some of the birds found during the study are unique pollinators for many plants on the island. This article can be found in the Hawai'i Pacific Islands Natural Inquirer.

That’s a Humdinger! Black-chinned Hummingbird Nesting in Response to Forest Treatments: In This article, the scientists were interested in the black-chinned hummingbirds, a pollinating bird which lives in riparian forests. The scientists wanted to know if black-chinned hummingbirds were being affected by human changes to the forest. This article can be found in the Animals and Ecosystems of the Southwestern United States Investi-gator.

The Trees Have Gone Batty! How Bat Scat Helped Restore a Tropical Forest: Scientists in this article examine how animals and people may be able to restore a disturbed area in the tropical forest by focusing on Jamaican fruit bats. You can find this article in the Tropical Natural Inquirer.

Dr. Derek Puckett, Entomologist: As an entomologist, I study insect species and related arthropods that inhabit and interact in forest ecosystems. Dr. Derek Puckett has studied pollinators like butterflies and moths.

Dr. Michael Ulyshen, Entomologist: As an entomologist, I study how insects impact forest health, and how insects are affected by forest management activities. Dr. Michael Ulyshen studies pollinating insects, like bees and butterflies, and how they are impacted by forest management activities.

Scott Horn, Entomologist: An entomologist studies insects and how they interact with the environment. Scott Horn often studies bees and butterflies which are important pollinators for many plants.

Dr. Sybill K. Amelon, Wildlife Ecologist: A wildlife ecologist studies native animal species at multiple levels of biological organization, from genetics of wildlife populations to interacts of wildlife ecosystem processes. Dr. Sybill Amelon studies bats, many of which are pollinators.

Dr. Susannah Lerman, Research Ecologist: As an urban wildlife ecologist, I study how animals in cities interact with their habitat and how people interact with their local wildlife. Dr. Susannah Lerman sometimes studies pollinators, like bees.
Dr. Roger W. Perry, Wildlife Biologist: A wildlife biologist studies wild animals, their populations, and their habitats. Dr. Roger W. Perry studies wild bats, many of which are pollinators.