Researcher Discusses Backyard Biodiversity With Global News

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Post-doctoral researcher Alana Pindar

A post-doctoral researcher with U of G’s School of Environmental Sciences was featured in a Global News article about biodiversity loss in Canada, and what Canadians can do to help protect it.

Alana Pindar, who studies the impacts of climate change on bee species, recommended Canadian gardeners move past the idea of a backyard with a manicured lawn and focus instead on creating a mini-ecosystem with native plants and flowers to help pollinators, including bees.

Pindar studies bees and pollinator conservation, including the varied causes of wild bee species decline.