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Hybrid Lunchbox Talk: Supporting Pollinator Communities in NC Agroecosystems

with Hannah Levenson, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, NCSU Dept. of Entomology and Plant Pathology

The registration period has closed for this event.

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023

Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EST

Location: Hybrid - Virtual and In-person attendance options (see below for more information)

Free; $5 suggested fee; preregistration required

This program will be delivered in a hybrid format.


In-person option: Seats are available in the Reeves Auditorium. Please register all members of your party separately to ensure we have enough seats. 


Virtual option: We will stream the lecture live via Zoom Webinar. Links for accessing the program will be emailed to registered participants in advance of the program.


Pollinating insects, primarily bees, provide billions of dollars worth of pollination services to agricultural systems across the US each year. However, populations of these important insects are jeopardized by a multitude of stressors including habitat loss, land development, pathogens, pesticides, and climate change. There have been many conservation efforts towards protecting pollinator communities in agricultural areas, but questions still remain about how best to do so. Learn about examples of conservation efforts in North Carolina and how the pollinator community responds.




Registration open through 3/23/2023 11:50 AM

About the Speaker

Dr. Hannah Levenson is a community ecologist interested in investigating how humans impact the environment and exploring ways to mitigate those impacts. She uses pollinators in agricultural settings with concepts of integrated pest and pollinator management as tools to research these interactions. Hannah is a bee expert with experience researching both native bees and honey bees in US and international settings. Currently, as the head of the Specialty Crops Integrative Pest and Pollinator Management Laboratory, she is working closely with blackberry growers across the NC to make the management of an invasive fruit fly, spotted wing drosophila, more sustainable and to better understand how management decisions may impact pollinators.

Dr. Hannah K. Levenson


Seats are available in the Reeves Auditorium. The program will also be streamed
live on Zoom webinar. A meeting link and password will be sent a few days before the program.


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