SF State biologists examine the aftermath of last year's widespread California fires

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 09:25

Molly Hayes, a biology graduate student at SF State has been surveying bee populations in eight Napa Sonoma county sites, half of which burned last year. Her advisor, Professor of Biology Gretchen Lebuhn, studied the same sites 15 years ago, providing the perfect baseline for comparison. Comparing the before-and-after may lead to insights for those responsible for managing post-fire landscapes, possibly identifying which seeds to plant to encourage the growth of healthy ecosystems with a full complement of important pollinators, for instance. Read the full news story here.