2015 ~ 2015| Section - VV4

Bee-Snap

GOALS: To collect and analyze big data about bee-flower interactions on the Georgia Tech campus and beyond to inform property owners and policy makers about how land use can support pollinator health.

METHODS & TECHNOLOGIES: Citizen Science, Bee Ecology, Pollinator Health, Data Analysis and Visualization, Geographic Information Systems, Mobile App Design and Development

RESEARCH/DESIGN ISSUES:  Native and non-native bee dynamics, Evaluation of suitability ornamental and native plants as bee forage, Evaluation of scale and composition of planting areas as bee habitat, Use of mobile apps for data collection by the general public.

MEETING TIME: Mon, 3:00-3:50 

ADVISORS: Jennifer Leavey (BIOL), Jason Riedy (CSE), Polo Chau (CSE), Bistra Dilkina (CSE)

PARTNERS AND SPONSORS: Georgia Tech School of Biology, Elizabeth Smithgall Watts endowment, ZooAtlanta

MAJORS, PREPARATION AND INTERESTS:

BIO – Background/interest in ecology and mathematical models in biology

CS/CM/CmpE – Background/interest in databases, mobile applications.

Arch/City Planning/Civil Eng/EnvEng – Background/interest in GIS

CONTACT:  Dr. Jennifer Leavey, jennifer.leavey@cos.gatech.edu