Counting Bees: How Mark-Recapture Methods Can Validate Wild Bee Sampling Protocols
Monitoring wild bee populations is a tricky proposition, with common methods all having inherent biases. A new study uses mark-recapture to get a better picture of how various bee sampling methods measure up.
Collecting Insects: Tricks of the Trade
New to insect collecting? Whether you're a student just getting started in entomology or a hobbyist exploring your own backyard, here's a primer on tools and tactics for gathering a variety of insects and arthropods.
Putting the Field in Fieldwork: Testing the Quality of Commercial Data
Repeatability measures suggest that large ecoinformatics datasets gathered by commercial agriculture could be a robust source of data for entomologists.
What’s the Best Method to Monitor Wild Bees?
A researcher in Australia sets out to evaluate the various methods for monitoring wild bees and finds that the sweep net outpaces other methods in both the number of bees and number of species collected.