Ecologist Monika Egerer
Ecologist Monika Egerer, an assistant professor at Technical College of Munich (TUM), Germany who focuses a lot of her analysis on city agricultural ecosystems, will focus on “Entomological Investigations in City Gardens” at a digital seminar hosted by the UC Davis Division of Entomology and Nematology on Wednesday, Nov. 24.
Her seminar, coping with insect biodiversity, ecosystem companies, and citizen science approaches in city gardens, begins at 4:10 p.m., Pacific Time. The Zoom hyperlink is https://ucdavis.zoom.us/j/99515291076.
Greater than 60 % of our world’s inhabitants will reside in cities within the subsequent many years, Egerer says in her summary. “City agriculture has nice potential to help arthropod biodiversity and thereby doubtlessly improve ecosystem companies reminiscent of pollination and pest predation for extra sustainable meals manufacturing. On this speak, I focus on interdisciplinary analysis on wild bees and pure enemies in city neighborhood gardens in Berlin and Munich, Germany. Particularly, I look at how city backyard administration can play an vital position in supporting species variety and the supply of insect-mediated companies. Moreover, I focus on citizen science initiatives that our group makes use of to interact the general public in scientific analysis on city biodiversity and ecosystem companies.”
Egerer, whose analysis and educating pursuits embody ecology, biodiversity, agroecology, city ecology, insect ecology, local weather change, and meals techniques, holds a bachelor’s diploma in biology (2013) from Kalamazoo Faculty, Mich., after which acquired her grasp’s diploma (2017) and her doctorate (2019) in environmental research from UC Santa Cruz, learning with main professor Stacy Philpott.
After analysis work in Australia, Egerer joined the Institute of Ecology on the Technical College of Berlin in 2019 as an Worldwide Postdoc Initiative (IPODI) postdoctoral fellow. In 2020, she was appointed to the professorship for City Productive Ecosystems within the TUM College of Life Sciences.
Her most up-to-date peer-reviewed publications embody:
- Egerer M and Kowarik I. (2020) Confronting the fashionable Gordian Knot of city beekeeping, Tendencies in Ecology and Evolution 1-4.
Philpott SM, Egerer M, Bichier P, Cohen H, Cohen R, Liere H, Jha S, Lin BB. (2020) Gardener demographics, expertise, and motivations drive variations in plant species richness and composition in city gardens, Ecology and Society
- Buchholz S and Egerer M. (2020) Purposeful ecology of untamed bees in cities: what we find out about trait-urbanization relationships, Biodiversity and Conservation 1-23.
Philpott SM, Lucatero A, Bichier P, Egerer M, Jha S, Lin BB, Liere H. (2020) Adjustments in pure enemy-herbivore networks alongside native and panorama gradients in city agroecosystems, Ecological Functions 0: 1-13.
Egerer M, Lin B, Diekmann L. (2020) Nature connection, expertise and coverage encourage and preserve adaptation to drought in city agriculture, Environmental Analysis Communications 2: 1-12.
Egerer M, Liere H, Lucatero A, Philpott SM. (2020) Plant harm in city agroecosystems varies with native and panorama components, Ecosphere 11(3): 1-19.
Egerer M, Fouch N, Anderson EC, and Clarke M. (2020) Socio-ecological connectivity differs in magnitude and route throughout city landscapes, Scientific Studies 10: 1-16.
- Egerer M, Wagner B, Lin BB, Kendal D and Zhu Ok. (2020) New strategies of spatial evaluation in city gardens inform future vegetation surveying, Panorama Ecology 1: 1-18.
- Egerer M, Cecala JM and Cohen H. (2020) Wild bee conservation inside city gardens and nurseries: results of native and panorama administration, Sustainability 12: 1-10.
The Division of Entomology and Nematology seminars are coordinated by nematologist and assistant professor Shahid Siddique, who could also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org for any technical points.