Two major goals of her research are to determine which vegetation management practices best maximizes floral resources for pollinators, and to assess how those different strategies affect regional bee populations. The three management treatments considered were no mow/ selective herbicide use, annual fall mow, and roadsides maintained as traditional turf. Lisa’s research is also examining whether roadside contaminants accumulate in common verge wildflowers, potentially exposing foraging insects to harmful toxins. Prelim data can be found here. Data analysis will be completed by the end of the year so stay tuned!