Franz Scherping is a PhD student at North Dakota State University. With expertise in wildlife research, data management and analysis, Franz brings experience in both environmental monitoring and wildlife handling. His current research involves the use of genomic databases to analyze genomic datasets with the interest of studying genotypes and the regulation of genes and… Read more
Garett P. Slater, George D. Yocum and Julia H. Bowsher In species that care for their young, provisioning has profound effects on offspring fitness. Provisioning is important in honeybees because nutritional cues determine whether a female becomes a reproductive queen or sterile worker. A qualitative difference between the larval diets of queens and workers is… Read more
Article written for the Orchard Bee Association newsletter, Orchard Buzz, Winter 2020 issue (Vol. 7, Issue 1) Written by: Courtney Grula, PhD Student, North Dakota State University Body size is influenced by temperature, nutrition, and nest size. Nutrition is the most influential factor in determining adult body size. The amount of food the mother provides… Read more
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